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Brownell Modernization Project


August 12, 2021

The Brownell Middle School Modernization Project began in the summer of 2019. This project has transformed the campus and enhances the surrounding Carmel and Hanna Streets neighborhood and the Gilroy community. The new middle school campus is a state-of-the-art facility.  

The design team was led by Aedis Architects and the project continues to garner national attention for its attention to design, safety and security aspects. The school design boasts classroom pods for each grade level, featuring collaborative classrooms and an integrated outdoor learning environment. Students have the opportunity to learn using new technology infrastructure, maker spaces and science labs.


For questions regarding the Brownell Modernization Project or other facilities improvements within GUSD, contact: 

Paul Nadeau
Director of Facilities
(669) 205-7921

Marissa Van Patten
Project Manager
(669) 205-7920

Project Highlights

Cost: $70.8 million, thanks to the Gilroy voters who passed Measures E and P

New construction: Six classroom pods (6th, 7th and 8th grades) with integrated outdoor learning spaces; administration building; kitchen; media center; recreation space; band and choir rooms

Modernization project: Improvements to existing gymnasium and multi-purpose room

Additional project highlights:  Available visitor parking and student drop-off area; added staff parking; student quad; relocate track and athletic fields and renovate existing outdoor recreation areas

Design:  Aedis Architects

General Contractor:  Flint Builders, Inc.