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Project Aspire Richmond Technology Academy
Owner Hilltop Community Ventures, LLC


Project Size

134,375 sq ft

Project Dates

8 months

Project Location

Richmond, California
Hilltop Community Ventures, LLC

The facilities’ exterior walls are made up of concrete tilt-up construction with open joints comprising the roof structure. Site work consisted of a new 111-space parking lot, athletic field (including a soccer field) and other site improvements.

Project Description

Creating a vibrant new space from an old, unused space is always exciting, but it’s even more so when the new space is a place of learning like the charter school facility in Richmond, California. Hilltop Community Ventures chose Big-D for the project, which consisted of demolishing three existing buildings totaling 55,553 square feet and constructing two new, two-story, 61,147 square-foot school spec buildings and a new, single-story, 12,081-square-foot gymnasium building.

The new facility for Aspire Richmond Technology Academy provides an ideal space for a charter school in Richmond. The gymnasium has a wood basketball floor with athletic equipment. The facilities’ exterior walls are made up of concrete tilt-up construction with open joints comprising the roof structure. Site work consisted of a new 111-space parking lot, athletic field (including a soccer field) and other site improvements.

To support sustainable design and construction, the parking lot includes electric vehicle charging stations, and Big-D ground up all the concrete and asphalt from the original buildings on-site and reused it for aggregate base rock material under the new parking lot.

The school currently serves more than 250 students from grades K through 5. Big-D Construction completed the project in just 8 months.