Design Tech High School at Oracle


Oracle made history by building a facility to house Design Tech High School, a pioneering public school, on its headquarters campus in Redwood Shores. The two-story, 64,000 s.f. structural steel building rests on a deep foundation system and is cladded with glass and metal panels, aesthetically harmonious with adjacent Oracle buildings. The LEED Gold project includes improvements to the Bay Trail and levee updates.

Design-Tech High School’s unique curriculum makes it a charter school of choice for California high-schoolers. The building’s design supports the high school’s vision of teaching students how to be successful in business, not just in school. Collaboration rooms replace the typical classroom; open, flexible corridors replace hallways; rooms have no defined use (except for labs) and external collaboration spaces are incorporated so students can take their work outside. The building includes a woodshop, electronics lab, and fabrication  labs.

ENR CA 2018 Best Project Award Winner, K-12 Category 

Sustainable San Mateo County Awards – 2018 Green Building Award Winner 

Pacific Coast Builders Conference – 2018 Golden Nugget Award Winner  

Silicon Valley Structures 2017 People’s Choice Award Winner


Client: Oracle

Architect: DES Architects + Engineers

Location: Redwood City, CA

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