A groundbreaking ceremony was held February 27th for the new Pacific Ridge School Innovation Center & Library in Carlsbad, CA.

Pacific Ridge School faculty and staff members, students, Architects Mosher Drew, general contractor Lusardi Construction Company and community members recently gathered to celebrate this $11.2 million project, which is the most recent of several campus building  projects the school has completed since opening in 2007.

The new Innovation Center and Library is designed to enhance and facilitate students’ exposure to new technologies and development of important skill sets for future careers. 

“The Innovation Center & Library represents the way Pacific Ridge School has always operated, yet also creates many exciting opportunities for us,” said Head of School, Bob Ogle. “It is a center for collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, academic integration, growth, and community. It embodies the way we prepare our students for the future.” 

The two-story building will span 14,510 square feet and will include a library and research center, robotics and makerspace, advanced biotech lab, technology and electronics lab, student support center including two testing rooms and offices, two indoor classrooms plus an additional outdoor classroom, multipurpose lecture space, teacher workroom, study areas and atrium lounge. 

The building is designed to be a fluid, adaptable space that invites the exchange of ideas across disciplines.

Slated for completion in winter 2021, this project was funded by families and other donors in the

Pacific Ridge School community.