Construction projects at Paly continue to evolve, with many projects well underway. The media arts and social sciences buildings are near completion, while renovations to the science building and the new gym are still in planning stages. The building that is to be shared by the math and history departments will be two stories tall and will feature offices as well as classrooms.
The media arts building will host the Photography, Video Production and Advanced Journalism classes. The tentative plan to remodel the gym will be aided by a recent donation from bil- lionaire Richard Peery, whose donation will help create a gym similar to the $18 million gym at Menlo. The pro- posed project would take eight months to a year to complete and would replace the outdated facilities that are in place. Environmental sustainability is a prior- ity for all of the construction projects around Paly. The proposed addition to the science building will have solar- paneled roofs over four additional labs in the hopes of lessening the building’s carbon footprint.