Cleo Gordon Elementary
1950 Dover Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533
The School District constructed a new kindergarten building in the Summer of 2003. The classroom is an “Emily” series building designed by ATI Architects. The building meets current State standards for a kindergarten and offers many unique features.
Some of the highlights of this building include an energy efficient design, lots of storage space for teachers, built-in student cubbies, a separate teacher’s prep room, a teaching wall, a carpeted sitting area for story time and wall to wall tackable surfaces to display children’s artwork and learning posters. The building also contains it’s own restrooms, so that students don’t have to leave the classrooms to go to the bathroom. The energy efficient features include a clerestory window to let in natural lighting, a fully automated HVAC system, fluorescent lighting, and dual pane windows.
The kindergarten classroom is a great morale booster for the school. Teachers and District staff at the school have been working hard to improve student test scores and learning. This new building shows how committed the District is towards enhancing the educational environment for both students and teachers.
The project was possible thanks to Measure C and State bond funds. The Architect of Record was ATI Architects out of Danville. Construction management was by Turner Construction Co. Inc. The construction was completed by West Coast Contractors of Fairfield.