August is a month of K-12 education (web link) project completions and one of our own reaching a lifetime goal. It doesn’t feel like the end of summer yet, but it’s time to go back to school! For the kids, teachers and administrators that are “hitting the books” – we salute you! These three great stories highlight some of this month’s activities in this month’s edition of flaSH [PDF].
RUBY DUNCAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS READY FOR KIDS
The first SHARCHITECTURE 2 story elementary school prototype is ready for the start of school. The two story plan, arranged around a central outdoor courtyard learning area, uses less land than conventional 1 story facilities with additional value added classroom area. The two story plan also facilitates grade separation and passive security opportunities. The use of color is important in the design to provide a more “kid friendly” environment and an individual identitiy for the school. The facility is also designed to meet the CCSD (web link) 30,000 BTU/sf/yr energy budget.
TAYLORSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UPDATED FOR 2010
The administration area and classroom remodel at the Taylorsville Elementary School (web link) is ready to welcome students and parents for the start of the new school year in the Granite School District. The design of the remodel focused on improving the efficiency and security of the reception office, administrative and lobby areas of the school. The new administrative area has improved visibility to help staff control access to the school. Low VOC finishes and recycled materials help make the Taylorsville ES more green!
CONGRATULATIONS, ERIC ROBERTS!
There are lots of things to say about Eric Roberts (web link). On August 26, 2010, we’ll be able to say all those things about Eric Roberts, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP. Please send your congratulations (and words of wisdom) to our newest architect, and spread the word! We searched for a funny joke about architects to put in this space, but guess what? The internet does not seem to have funny jokes about architects. Guess the internet hasn’t met Eric Roberts…