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Valley Christian School

May 28, 2024 jill Blog


An inviting and supportive space for students in San Jose, California

As part of a reshuffle on Valley Christian School’s middle and high school campus, the former 7,000-square-foot library was renovated into a new Counseling Center.

The school needed a comfortable, inviting space with a mix of both private and open areas.

The team at TOPA Architecture designed common lounges for gathering before and after meetings and private offices large enough to meet with both parents and students.

To create a welcoming environment, hall walls were jogged instead of straight, soft tones were selected for paint and materials, and modern LED lighting was used.

Following Silicon Valley tradition, Ramiro Torres founded TOPA Architecture in his home garage in 2007. He quickly found a calling with local Latino markets and then expanded with opportunities for faith and civic organizations and community and education spaces. Now TOPA Architecture is known for its broad experience across the workplace, civic, and private education sectors,

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