San Francisco State University Childcare Facility

Owner: San Francisco State University
Architect: Asian Neighborhood Design
Construction Management: Rodan Builders

San Francisco State University, located right in the heart of city, needed a facility that would deliver the community with certified childcare at a competitive price. As part of the project development strategy, the facility had to be financially self-sufficient as it would not receive university funding but yet provide cost conscious pricing for the university staff and students.

Project Overview

The tight budget and even tighter 5 month design to completion date made a value engineered modular solution the only practical choice for the University and the architect, Asian Neighborhood Design.

The staggered layout of the 22 modules for an overall size of 130′ x 72′ incorporated 2 each of pre-school, toddler and infant classrooms; staff offices and administration support areas; 5 kitchenettes; and 4 child restroom and wash areas.

Sustainable and energy efficiency design principles were utilized throughout the center with linoleum floors, dual flush fixtures, tubular skylights, T-5 lighting and 12 SEER gas/electric HVAC system. The lap siding exterior gives a warm family atmosphere that integrates well with the play areas and exterior changing/wash stations.


San Francisco State University


San Francisco

Project Scope and Size

130 ‘ x 72’ staggered layout

9,600 sq. ft








Key Building Features

  • 130′ x 72′ staggered layout
  • Standing seam roof
  • Cement board lap siding
  • 12 SEER gas/electric heat pumps
  • T-5 lighting
  • Linoleum flooring
  • Vinyl framed windows Low-E dual blazed
  • Low VOC high R-Value insulation
  • Tubular skylights w/automatic light adjustment
  • Dual flow flush valves
  • Exterior mounted changing/wash stations

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