Building 1 Key Features

Please enjoy the artist’s impressions and descriptions below.
(images are artist’s impressions which may differ from final construction)

Overview of Building #1

We are delighted that SANAA has joined us as the architects for our new building.

While details will be worked out over the next few months, the initial proposal includes all of the standard and new facilities we have requested; that is, a new Multimedia / Creativity Center and new Dance Studio, Food Lab, 5 Science Labs, Dining Room, Library, Middle School floor with various classrooms, 2D and 3D Art Studios, Drama Room and Choir Room.  We are excited to see the final result!

The images below were created previously with input from all of the teachers who will use these spaces. Details may change but the basic concepts are illustrated here.

Creativity Center

This center will be 3 x the size of the current space used for Maker Space, Robotics and all Multimedia. It will contain an enlarged Green Room, recording booths, and an interview section, as well as space for Robotics and Maker Space. It offers an expanded space for students to build and integrate their creative skills, and to develop their Multimedia skills with greater professionalism.

Science Lab

Each lab will be 2 x the size of the current largest lab. The spacious room includes separate lab and work sections, with rearrangeable work tables. In total, the Labs Floor will have 5 state-of-the-art labs, as opposed to the current 4.

Classroom

The new, larger classrooms will be spacious and versatile, with furniture rearrangeable for groups, rows, or social distancing, etc.
The rooms are lighter and brighter, with full walls of windows, modern lighting, and windows into the corridor.
Added features include full cupboards with sliding whiteboard doors, extra shelving, plus an additional whiteboard wall, increasing whiteboard space to 3 walls.
 

Health and Safety Features

“Universal Design”

  • Barrier-free access
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Modern airflow and temperature control
  • Modern lighting in addition to capitalizing on our natural light
  • Solar panels and/or other modern methods of gathering and conserving energy
  • Building 1 South Wing will have emergency exits on both the 2nd and 1st floors, an elevator, and 2 sets of stairs
  • All safety codes met, with earthquake safety well above the standard code as is true in our current buildings
  • Water bottle refilling stations on each floor

Significantly larger rooms for both flexibility and social distancing when conditions require