The Mountain View Elementary School addition is a 15,800 sf, 11-classroom addition. The addition also included support spaces such as restrooms and storage, a small administration addition for the kitchen, as well as an expansion of the existing serving and prep area, including a new cooler and freezer.
Daylighting at the classrooms with sun-shading devices were used on the south side to reduce solar gain and glare, while optimizing the use of natural lighting. Extensive code-compliance studies were conducted throughout this project due to the constraints incurred by adding area onto an existing non-complying, non-sprinkled building built in the 1970s. An outdoor classroom and courtyard were created as a required separation between new and old construction. (project architect - work completed with RB+B Architects)