Branciforte Small Schools, DeLaveaga and Bay View Elementary Schools

Owner: Santa Cruz City School District

Architect: MADI Group

Santa Cruz City School’s vision is to create and support a learning environment that challenges and enables students to achieve their highest potential.

Project Overview

In November of 2016, Santa Cruz voters gave their local schools a much-needed infusion of financial support when they passed bond measures A and B earmarked specifically for facilities improvements and upgrades. Thanks to these bond measures Branciforte Small Schools, DeLaveaga Elementary School, and Bay View Elementary School — all three of which were between 50 and more than 100 years old – were set to undergo modernization efforts.

Bringing each campus up into the twenty-first century was not only long overdue, it was a critical necessity. To make each campus a fully integrated state-of-the-art learning environment, school staff and the local community were surveyed to put together what they saw as top priorities. Technology infrastructure upgrades, ADA improvements, campus security, parking considerations, and spacious buildings with updated lighting, finishes, and cabinetry were just some of the top priorities.


Santa Cruz City School District


Santa Cruz City School District, California

Project Scope and Size

  • Branciforte Small Schools: Two 72 x 40 modular classrooms
  • DeLaveaga Elementary School: Two 72×40 modular classrooms
  • Bay View Elementary: One 120 x 32 and one 60 x 32 modular classroom

17,280 Square feet








Key Features

  • Blend of shed roofs w/plant on fascia
  • Mix of 5′ and 8′ overhangs
  • Three-coat stucco exterior w/tri-colored cement board lap siding
  • Tubular skylights
  • Custom glazing
  • Interior, high efficiency HVAC
  • Operable interior walls
  • Extensive casework and plumbing

From Our Clients

“It is so great to see all of our children back at school. I really did miss them over the summer! And it is an extra special treat that our children are now in classrooms that are much more conducive for learning. The favorite comment from the children is, ‘the bathrooms are so clean and there’s green handles for the flushers.’ You have to love children’s expressions; I smile all day long.”

Kathleen Brewster

Albert Schweitzer Elem. School

“The Evergreen School District has used Enviroplex buildings for over ten years. We have purchased over 150 classrooms, bathrooms, and library buildings in various configurations. The newer configurations with pitched metal roofs, stucco-like finish, thicker installation, and internal HVAC units have been well received by our teachers and community. We also appreciate Enviroplex’s commitment to deliver the buildings on time for our accelerated eight-week summer construction schedule. During the last two years we have purchased 39 units, and they were all received during the one week window we gave Enviroplex.”

James Crawford

Evergreen School District

“Our students and teachers are truly enjoying and appreciating your classrooms. Enviroplex delivered this project as promised, on time, per specification and with minimal change orders. I realize how difficult this can be on a multi-million dollar project. We are entirely satisfied with the feel and sound quality of your concrete paneled floor system. I have heard zero complaints from our “1st Floor Teachers”. Thank you again for a very favorable construction experience.”

Roy Miller

Emery Unified School District

“We are thrilled with the result of our beautiful renovation. We now have 5 new classrooms to replace our ‘1962’ portables and trailer. It has been exhilarating to watch the weekly progress this summer. Our landscaping, classroom and parking lot makeover has greatly improved our community school.”

Kathleen Brewster

Albert Schweitzer Elem. School