• Del Mar Heights School Rebuild Design Process

    On April 1, 2019, the Del Mar Union School District and BakerNowicki design studio held the first community engagement meeting to redesign the Del Mar Heights School in order to replace the 60-year-old campus at 13555 Boquita Drive.  This design process was an outcome of the Facilities Master Plan Update that was approved by the Board of Trustees in July of 2018 and the passage of Measure MM in November of 2018.  

    Del Mar Heights School Re-designed


    Design Process

    The Del Mar Union School District and BakerNowicki design studio worked closely with the community to develop a rebuild design that meets the needs of the students, staff, visitors, and community members that utilize the school site.  Through an exhaustive design symposium process, Goals, Facts, and Needs developed by the participants in these meetings were turned into Concepts and then Solutions, leading to a re-designed school site that fits the instructional vision of the District and the community and enhances the functionality of the school site.  

    Below are a list of the community engagement meetings held by the District to design the school and plan for our students during construction.

    Dates and topics for spring symposium sessions were as follows:

    • April 1, 2019 Planning Introduction and Goals 
    • April 15, 2019 Programming: Facts and Needs
    • May 1, 2019 Planning and Design Concepts
    • May 13, 2019 Planning and Design Update
    • May 30, 2019 Planning Concept and Validation


    Dates and topics for fall update sessions were as follows:

    • September 5, 2019 Design Update
    • September 12, 2019 Student Location 
    • September 23, 2019 Design Update
    • September 26, 2019 Student Location 


    Student Relocation site meetings were held as follows:

    • June 2, 2020 Zoom Meeting
    • June 4, 2019 Ocean Air School
    • June 6, 2019 Del Mar Hills Academy
    • June 25, 2019 District Office
    • October 1, 2019 Del Mar Hills Academy
    • October 10, 2019 Del Mar Heights School
    • October 16, 2019 Ocean Air School 


    Facilities Updates:


    To share input directly with the District, please email facilities@dmusd.org.