Rocketship Los Sueños Academy

Owner: Rocketship Education
Architect: Bill Gould Design
Contractor: Robert A. Bothman Inc.

Transforming neighborhoods of challenge into neighborhoods of promiseServing a population of at-risk children, Rocketship Education helps “elementary school students reach academic proficiency” by creating vibrant and healthy schools where they are needed most: in the heart of “high-needs neighborhoods.”

Project Overview

The new two-story Rocketship Los Sueños Academy built by Enviroplex represents how stakeholders carefully and purposefully sought to maximize space and dollars spent to support student learning. Situated on a tight, urban site, the 20,800-square-foot building with its back-to-back design and 8-foot-wide interior corridor synthesizes the functional requirements of the school with the population it serves.

The three-coat stucco exterior enhances a strong vertical form that reduces streetscape bulk and creates a compact two-story footprint. This striking facility is energy-efficient, durable and a perfect example of what can be accomplished with limited funding on an impacted urban site while emphasizing the value of education.


Rocketship Education


San Jose, California

Project Scope and Size

1 x 20,800-square-foot, two-story building.  130×80 back-to-back design with a three sided wraparound exterior corridor.

Key Features

  • 130’ x 80’ back-to-back design
  • 8-foot-wide interior corridors
  • Three-coat stucco exterior
  • Interior Q-Tec HVAC
  • Three-phase power
  • Title 24–certified cool roof
  • Low-E dual-glazed windows
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Decorative VCT flooring
  • Custom suspended canopies over doorways
  • Concrete interior stairwell with Burke rubber treads
  • Custom casework
  • Modular elevator with interior access.

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