Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation (MOT) Center Master Plan

Atascadero Unified School District

2010

TESTIMONIAL

“RA has been the most communicative and receptive architectural firm we have worked with to date.”

–  Stuart E Stoddard, Director of Support Services, Atascadero Unified School District

PROJECT STATS

Client: Atascadero Unified School District
Cost: $5,100,000
Size: 4,320 sq. ft. facility and 3,700 sq. ft. building
Year Complete: 2010

DESIGN & ENGINEERING TEAM

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates (Prime A/E), Dittman Associates (Electrical), Cannon Associates (Structural)

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Atascadero Unified School District School Board
  • Adjacent neighborhood residents.

REQUIRED REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

  • Division of the State Architect Standards
  • Local Government Agencies
  • Utilities requirements.

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Provide the Atascadero Unified School District with a new bus and small vehicle maintenance, storage, and administration facility.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates led the design team in the Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation (MOT) Center Master Plan development of a six-acre site located at the San Benito Elementary School. The $5.1 million MOT Center included a 3,700 sq. ft. administration building, a 4,320 sq. ft. bus maintenance building, a bus wash platform, a fueling facility, paving, landscaping, and connections to city utilities.

Work included development of a three-phase schedule for the project. Because the project was partially funded from developer school fees and partially by a State grant, Ravatt Albrecht & Associates developed funding and budget scenarios, then helped coordinate the distribution of these funds between the multiple projects and phases. In order to gain project approval, Ravatt Albrecht & Associates coordinated with the School Board and adjacent neighborhoods, scheduling and facilitating public facilitation. Working with the client, Ravatt Albrecht & Associates managed the site work consultants, including botanical, biological, and archeological site students, as well as coordination with the civil engineer on the Storm Water Management Plan.

The result is a new bus ad small vehicle maintenance, storage, and administration facility that meets school district demands and budgets.

RAVATT ALBRECHT & ASSOCIATES SERVICES

Architectural design, mechanical and plumbing engineering, and project management.