San Francisco Unified School District – Modernization Program

San Francisco, California

ThurgoodMarshallHighSchool1_Courtyard-CROPThe San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) endeavors to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed. The District operates about 140 Pre-K through 12th grade public schools and serves more than 56,000 students.

In 1994 SFUSD awarded the first contract to Luster to support new construction and building upgrades at thirty-three (33) facilities. In 1997, SFUSD awarded a second contract for the construction and renovation of 60 separate facilities. New construction included construction of the $4.5 million Rooftop Alternative School. designing and building a $4.9-million science and academic wing onto Lowell High School, a new $4-million academic wing onto Claire Lilienthal Elementary School, a new $4-million free-standing structure at Alice Fong Yu Elementary School, a new 5,000-square-foot facility at Yoey Children’s Center, and a $2 million Children’s Center at the Argonne facility. Other schools projects have included technology upgrades at 60 sites and additional modernization work at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology.

For more than 15 years Luster supported construction in the SFUSD. As the Construction Manager for these construction programs, Luster has provided end-to-end construction management services for new construction, seismic upgrades, renovation, and computer networking systems installation. Our services include construction inspection and quality assurance, cost controls, and schedule management.

SpruceElementarySchool_NewElevatorTower-3-QtrView-CROPFor the new schools, Luster has managed the installation of electric, sewer, water, and natural gas services. These projects have required Luster to coordinate the installation, inspection and turn-on of utilities with numerous local utilities companies. Luster also ensured that service lines met local building codes and would meet high capacity demands during the school year.

Luster supported technology upgrades that involved computer networks for inter-school communications. As with all school projects, controlling installation and lifecycle costs were important to SFUSD. Luster worked with the District to apply for funds from government educational technology programs.

The SFUSD Modernization Programs are just one of many that Luster has supported for school districts in California and other parts of the country. School construction is an industry where we excel because of our commitment to innovation, and total customer and community service.