The architects have not only followed the state mandate for green building design and technology in the design of this middle school, but have used it as a basis for creating the architecture. The jury was particularly impressed with the careful analysis that demonstrated how the cost of photovoltaic systems could be paid for through efficient planning that reduced the gross area of the building as well as in the economy of architectural detailing. The image of the building is lively and appealing in a way that the jury thought created a fun place to go to school.
Students have been uniquely involved throughout the design to construction phases of each aspect of the new facilities and green infrastructure on the campus. As a result, students and teachers network and learn from the region’s top industry leaders and experts in the fields of STEM.