The Crocker Mansion was built in 1930 by famed architect Arthur Brown Jr. and is listed in the Hillsborough Municipal Code under the “Great Estates—1900-1930” category. 40 years ago the structure and site were converted to the Nueva School which is an independent school serving gifted students. The building houses pre-Kindergarten through the Fourth Grade students and includes science and art rooms as well as a ballroom for assemblies.
The work took place between 2007-08 and included a seismic upgrade, disabled access modifications, constructing a new classroom, acoustical modifications, and other minor renovations of the building. Services included negotiations with the Chief Building Official on the use of equivalent facilitation for approving hardships for building accessibility as well as for life safety. A hydraulic elevator and inclined platform lift were installed, an entrance remodeled for accessibility, and bathrooms, classrooms, and assembly spaces remodeled. The general contractor was Herrero Contractors Inc.