Challenges: For decades, five high schools shared the Tak Fudenna Stadium of the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD). Fortunately, when the stadium needed to be revamped, the public voted for a school bond measure. Yet, few community members attend bond oversight committee meetings. How can the community adequately understand and evaluate proposed construction based on complex civil engineering plans?

Solutions: U&R developed and presented a 3-D animation for the FUSD. Views simulated a drive through the parking lot toward the future Tak Stadium followed by a flight over different areas of the field. U&R serves as the civil engineering consultants for the project.

We also designed the new artificial turf playing fields. Aedis Architecture and Planning is the architectural firm

Results: A front-page article in the Fremont Argus publicized U&R’s 3-D presentation. Fifty community members attended the FUSD Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee meeting — breaking all records. When the video ended, they applauded.

Also, a record number of construction companies submitted proposals. The winning bid came within budget from a company experienced in artificial turf fields.