Monte Vista High School students wore hardhats, goggles, and held sledgehammers last week for a ceremony in front of the old library, kicking off the demo and construction of the new Workday Student Center.
The new library was made possible by Dave Duffield, the founder of Pleasanton-based software firms, Workday and PeopleSoft, who donating the funds necessary to build the state-of-the art library and career center facility on the 45-year old Danville campus.
The new facility will replace the existing library building and adjacent quad area and become a hub for learning and formal and informal collaboration on campus. The current library building has existed since the school opened in 1965, and, unlike other areas of the campus, has never been upgraded.
The new facility will be a multi-story structure incorporating an expanded library and career center with student union-type space, upstairs classrooms, and meeting spaces. Construction is projected to be completed Fall 2013.