Harker School Event Center
Harker School Event Center is the new multipurpose venue at Harker School in San Jose consisting of a 33,000 square foot one-story gymnasium, as well as a 50,000 square foot two-story state-of-the-art theater. The gym portion of the project includes training spaces, dance studios, team locker rooms, and therapy rooms with cold/hot plunge pools and an underwater treadmill. The theater building includes a large 33’ by 16’ LED video wall in the lobby, and a 60’ tall, 400-seat full production theater, as well as vocal training rooms, orchestra rooms and a scene shop.
The two-building design also includes facilities for learning and allows for plenty of green open space, enabling the buildings to integrate seamlessly with the rest of the campus. In addition, a central quad has been added where students can gather during the day.
The gym and new theater is highly energy efficient, including a 140-kilowatt photovoltaic system to keep the buildings about 25% off the grid. Integral Group provided full electrical design services as well as LEED consulting, energy modeling, photovoltaic consulting, lighting design and daylighting design services. The Harker school gym is certified LEED Gold and the theater is pursuing LEED Gold certification.