Cost: $31.7 M
Size: 217,000 SF
Project experience while employed by others
Designed to accommodate up to 1600 students, the building is organized to allow elementary school, middle school and high school students access to shared services, such as the gyms and dining area without crossing paths with other grade levels. A central shared media center forms the heart of the school and can accommodate multiple groups for lectures and student-centered learning.
Lower maintenance flooring and top-of-the-line roofing systems were installed to help meet a primary project objective of reducing the long-term costs associated with operation and maintenance.
School leaders were able to meet their goal of providing opportunities for students to learn about energy and resource efficiency with the following building features:
• 32-kilowatt photovoltaic array
• 15-kilowatt wind turbine
• 432,000 BTU-per-day solar thermal system
• 75,000-gallon rainwater collection system used to provide water to all toilets in the building
The building has an east/west orientation, and south-facing windows are equipped with solar shades that minimize solar gain. Other improvements include an enhanced building envelope incorporating spray-applied polyurethane foam insulation in both the cavity walls and attic spaces as well as high performance windows and doors.