Urban Promise Academy

oakland unified school district

HY Architects was responsible for expanding this urban campus to provide much-needed play and specialty classroom space. 


The new multi-purpose building incorporates a full-size basketball court as well as a stage and lighting associated to school performances and graduations. The classroom component serves the need for both art and music creating a true multi-purpose complex for the school. 


Outdoor features of the project include a learning area and amphitheater and short track and turf area for PE uses. The existing stream that underlies the site was referenced in patterns in the new site layout and parking. 


The building was designed to CHPS and incorporated unique lighting and daylighting devices for reducing energy consumption. 

location Oakland, CA
client Oakland USD
Sustainability CHPS Designed