Alten Construction wraps up San Rafael High School's MACK building project

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - June 14, 2021 - PRLog -- Alten Construction (, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, recently completed San Rafael High School's ( 43,000-square-foot Madrone-Admin-Cafeteria-Kitchen (MACK) building project.

The project included the construction of a new two-story administration building, central

kitchen, support spaces, student commons area and classrooms for Madrone High School (, a continuation high school on the campus of San Rafael High School. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on May 13.

A dramatic glass curtain wall system at the entrance to the common area serves as a focal point for the project, with 30-foot ceilings, straight edges, modern-style architecture and a contemporary design.

Alten also built a new courtyard with amphitheater-style concrete seating and a shade structure and a new parking lot, which includes accessible parking spaces and electronic vehicle (EV) charging stations.

"Alten Construction specializes in building projects for schools, but each project is different and unique," said Bob Alten, president and chief executive officer of Alten Construction. "This project was special in that it is always such a pleasure to work for the San Rafael School District and their amazing team, we were able to use many local subcontractors, and after several hurdles we collaborated to come in on budget, saving taxpayers any additional expenses. The San Rafael High School MACK building boasts its own personalized design elements and one-of-a-kind features. We hope the staff and students truly enjoy the updates and the entirely new commons area for an enhanced learning experience."

In December 2018, the commercial construction company began preconstruction activities on the estimated $29 million project, including site evaluation, surveys and set up, before breaking ground in March 2019.

The San Rafael High School District and San Rafael Elementary School District is part of San Rafael City Schools (, with a total student population of more than 7,200.

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.

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