PCOE Approves New Professional
Development and Charter School Facility:
The Placer County Office of Education Board voted unanimously on February 28 to begin construction of tenant improvements to 20,000 SF of existing office space at 655 Menlo Drive in Rocklin. The program, which includes a major area for staff training, an alternative education charter school program and an independent learning charter school program, will provide a much needed resource for staff and students in South Placer County.
Since the building was purchased in August 2012, Williams + Paddon has worked to transform the office building into a multi-use educational and training facility. The design includes a shared "hub" area for the alternative education program, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment including smart projection devices and touch screen LCD monitors, and a data center maintained by generator backup. Special attention was paid to the interiors, which provides a 21st Century environment more indicative of hospitality design, with natural daylighting, colorful finishes and collaborative spaces. The facility is expected to be operational by July 2013.