Nueva School – Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects – US
Architects: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Location: Hillsborough, California, US
Project Year: 2007
Sources: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, AIA, CaseStudy
Photographs: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, Tim Griffith
This 24,000 square foot project for an independent K-8 school includes a new library, student center and classroom building organized around a central plaza. Carefully woven into a 33-acre wooded campus, it provides a variety of innovative educational environments that promote environmental stewardship and passion for lifelong learning. Designed as a model for an environmentally responsible school facility, the project uses 65% less energy and 50% less water than a typical new school facility in the United States. A 30KW photovoltaic array provides 21 % of electricity needs. Living roofs provide new habitat for an endangered native butterfly species and existing Cypress trees removed from the site were milled and reused on the buildings as screens, benches and decks.