- A 3-story classroom building with tuck-under parking presented structural challenges which were safely implemented with special collector elements and shear walls.
- A single story, spherically curved grass roof with a large garage door allows the cafeteria space to spill out onto the lush landscape and hardscape areas.
- The large open library is column free with colored concrete buttresses that support the building during seismic events and visually connect the sloped grass roof to the adjacent grass berms.
- Living, green roofs were created on two of the three buildings to provide new habitat for an endangered native butterfly. Existing Cypress trees from the site were milled and reused on the building facades.
This three-building campus, located in Hillsborough, creates a safe and substainably designed space. Customized Solution
- Architect: LMS Architects
- Owner: Nueva Day School
- AIA Top Ten Green Projects in the United States
- This LEED Gold Certified project uses 65% less energy and 50% less water than typical school facilities