Rendering of Agnews Campus

June 2019

  • On June 7, Senator Bob Wieckowski, retiring Superintendent Dr. Rose, incoming Superintendent Dr. Kemp, board members, and district leaders took a field trip to the Agnews campus to observe the impressive ground improvement work currently in progress.

    You can view video highlights from the visit below and photos on our Flickr page.

February 2019

  • The Agnews K-12 Project received an Award of Honor in the Project in Design category of the 2019 Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) Leroy F. Greene Design & Planning Awards Program!

    You can view the presentation from the awards below.


2018 Construction Begins!

  • December 2018

    Design Updates

    The Agnews K12 Project was notified on December 21, 2018, that it will receive an Award of Honor in the Project in Design category of the 2019 Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) / American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) Leroy F. Greene Design & Planning Awards Program!

    Onsite Construction Activities

    Building demolition is well underway. The crews carefully removed the water tank from the historical tower! 

    Water tank removal from water tower  Building demolition at the Agnews Campus  Demolition of existing building on campus.  

    November 2018

    Design Updates

    The team continues the design for the comprehensive high school and refines the elementary and middle school designs. Check out the following 360-degree panoramas:

    October 2018

    We achieved a major goal! The project team has successfully uploaded the "100% Construction Document" plans for the elementary and middle schools into the Division of State Architect's electronic plan review site. The Agnews Project will be one of the first and largest projects that will go through this process.

    September 2018

    Design Updates

    The plans for the site grading and clearing package is under review by the Division of State Architect. Our backcheck appointment is scheduled for October. We will be out to bid in November!

    The designs for the elementary and middle schools are on schedule! LPA Architects will be submitting to the Division of State Architect in early October.

    Sandis is completing 100% Construction Documents for the Zanker Road Off-Site Project and will submit to the City of San Jose for review in October.

    Onsite Construction Activities

    Building abatement started on September 17, 2018. Scaffolding was installed around the existing water tower to abate lead and asbestos prior to demolition.

    Installation of scaffolding on the existing water tower for lead and asbestos abatement required prior to demolition.

    Bidding Activities

    We are out to bid for the building demolition, cement deep soil mixing, and stormwater pollution prevention plan bid packages. Bids are due in October 2018. Check out our Bid Opportunities webpage for more details.

    We had a great turnout during our cement deep soil mixing job walk on September 27, 2018. A drill rig was setup onsite for bidders to obtain soil samples.

    Bidders met onsite for the Cement Deep Soil Mixing jobwalk  A 20' auger was setup onsite to drill and obtain soil samples.   

    August 2018

    Board Study Session

    The design team presented the design development phase plans to the Board on August 23, 2018, during a work study session. For more information, review the Agnews Design Development Presentation. During the board study session, attendees were able to use electronic devices to view 360-degree panoramas of the campus renderings. Click the following links to experience the various spaces:

    Rendering of the Elementary School Quad by LPA Architects, Inc.

    Other Activities

    The plans for the cement deep soil mixing, site grading, and clearing were submitted to the Division of State Architect for review on August 3, 2018.

    The second phase of the contaminated soil excavation as required by the Department of Toxic Substance and Control was completed.

    Removal of onsite contaminated soils.