Yokayo Elementary School
Multi-Purpose Building Renovation
Ukiah, California

Yokayo multi-purpose building was originally constructed in 1948. The renovation project updated the existing gymnasium and cafeteria, providing natural daylighting and ventilation. The building's electrical and information systems infrastructure was replaced and a lift installed to provide stage access.

The ancillary interior building spaces were demolished and redesigned to include a pre-school classroom, speech therapy, psychology office and accessible restrooms. The completed design provides natural lighting to all spaces sufficient enough to allow for electrical lighting to be optional; thereby reducing operational cost. The gynmasium utilizes natural ventilation and energy efficient exhaust fans in lieu of air conditioning

Project Role


Alameida Architecture

Project Data

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13,000 s.f.
$ 1,200,000
$ 1,136,000
6 Months


Gymnasium Floor Plan

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Date last modified: August 15, 2009