The building is a 14,824 square-foot, two-story, steel framed/exterior plaster modular building. The program includes 11 classrooms, restrooms, elevator, utility rooms and has a capacity for 528 students. One of the classrooms is dedicated as a special needs’ classroom. The buildings mass and scale reflect and complement the existing campus buildings, yet fit the adjacent residential neighborhood. The classrooms are designed to accommodate vocational skills, therapy, state of the art computer technology, robotics, math, ceramics, and functional academics.
The building’s “L” shape design was integrated into the site and adjacent classroom buildings to provide a more sequestered and sheltered play and recreational area for hard-courts and grass. Areas for social interaction are developed around the decorative quad area and the buildings large Nana sliding solar tinted glass door. The large Nana sliding solar tinted glass door allows for indoor and outdoor learning spaces simultaneously.
Selecting modular building construction for the project instantly incorporated sustainability strategies in that offsite construction helps reduce waste and environmental impact, amongst other items. Indoor environmental quality was achieved with high volume ceilings to help provide comfort and several operable windows offer natural ventilation. Finishes such as tackable wall surfaces with high recycled content, low-VOC primer and paints improve indoor air quality. The roofing comprises an energy efficient cool roof providing energy performance by absorbing less heat. The building exterior is accentuated with architectural pop-outs with accent colors and site applied stucco as well as metal sunshades which contribute to the building's energy efficiency.