Founded in 1863, San Jose High School is the second oldest public high school in California. Its new 13,000-square-foot Career Technology Engineering (CTE) Building showcases an open, industrial design to encourage exploration and collaboration among students in the school's Project Lead the Way® program.
Project Lead the Way is a four-year curriculum designed to prepare students for engineering and design careers. The hands-on project and problem-based approach adds rigor and relevance to traditional technical programs and academics. The CTE building's design includes a three-story cylindrical exhibition lobby, five classrooms, a two-level engineering lab and a sloped octagon-shaped metal roof system.
Rua & Son Mechanical Inc., Lincoln, Calif., installed more than 11,500 square feet of Morin, a Kingspan Group Co., Y-36 22-gauge Galvalume® corrugated panels in Champagne Bronze; 9,500 square feet of SLR-18 22-gauge Galvalume roofing panels in Seafoam Green Mica; and 2,400 square feet of F-12 22-gauge Galvalume panels in Seafoam Green Mica. Exposed fastened panels were chosen to help educate students about how the building was constructed. Soffits, gutters, downspouts and various trim work also were fabricated from 6,250 square feet of 22-gauge Galvalume flat-stock material in both colors.