De La Salle STREAM Center

1130 Winton Drive
Concord, CA

  • Architect: Ratcliff Architects
  • Contractor: Cahill Contractors
  • Developer: De La Salle High School
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Credit: David Wakely

The STREAM (science, technology, robotics, engineering, art, and math) Innovation Center supports the integration of student learning, experience, and innovation across the sciences and the humanities.

The building was designed to encourage collaboration among students and across projects, with state-of-the-art laboratories integrated with classrooms. Conference spaces and department offices are located adjacent to teaching spaces to further encourage sharing and learning experiences. The structure is constructed with reinforced concrete using post-tensioned floor slabs supported on a regularly arranged grid of columns and shear walls.

The largest building on campus, it was designed to maximize energy efficiency and features solar-tracking operable sunshades as well as exposed thermal mass and radiant conditioning.