Alten Construction begins work on San Rafael High School STEAM Building

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - May 17, 2021 - PRLog -- Alten Construction (, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, recently began construction on a new 20,000-square-foot STEAM building for San Rafael High School.

Located on the current high school campus at 150 3rd Street, the new science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics building will include multiple classrooms, laboratories and a courtyard.

"We are pleased to see construction underway on this important project for our students that will offer state-of-the-art classes and facilities for San Rafael High School," said Dan Zaich, senior director – capital improvements, sustainable design and construction for San Rafael Schools. "Alten Construction was chosen using the district's best value competitive selection process and due to their extensive experience working on school campuses, their superior customer service and top-notch team."

The design will feature several outdoor courtyards, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories with facilities for optimal student advancement. The architect for the $16.25 million project is HY Architects.

Alten Construction began demolition in March and is currently working on foundation work, including drilling piers, installing rebar cages, pouring concrete and conducting sonic testing on the piers for quality assurance purposes. The superstructure is expected to be complete this summer, with the exterior shell complete by the end of 2021. The entire project is estimated to be ready for students in September 2022.

About Alten Construction

Founded by Bob and Shannon Alten in 1995, Alten Construction not only offers a full range of commercial construction services but is also a licensed builder, with its own shop, carpenters and construction laborers. Over the past 25 years, Alten Construction has grown from a small public works company and now serves public and private clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with a personal touch. From schools and fire stations to historic buildings and tenant improvements, the company's team has extensive experience and completes superior and high-quality projects with leadership demonstrated at all stages of a project.

Alten Construction is committed to green building practices, and the firm has LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. Dedicated to the community, Alten Construction partners with small, local businesses and develops construction professionals through its internship opportunities and in-house training. The commercial construction firm is also affiliated with the Construction Employers' Association, Marin Builders Association and the North Coast Builders Exchange. For more information, visit or call 510-234-4200.

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