Franklin High School Modernization, PPS
Reyes provided electrical engineering and lighting design, as well as photovoltaic system design services for the modernization of the 102-year-old Franklin High School, which boasts strong college preparatory and vocational training programs. The modernization outfitted the school with a new gymnasium; a new cafeteria; a biomedical and culinary arts building; a new fine arts wing with a 500-seat theater, a black box theater, and dance and music rooms. The school’s historic auditorium was also transformed into a new media classroom building.
Pains were taken during the design process to preserve the 1917 architecture while upgrading energy-efficiency to comply with requirements for a LEED Silver campus. Reyes’ designs contributed energy-efficient LED lighting throughout, while focusing on natural daylighting whenever possible as the primary lighting source, as well as the design of a 66.5 kVA rooftop solar power system which provides building power and backfeeds power to the PG&E power grid.