PROJECT

Overview

Nestled along  Penasquitos Creek with rolling hills, Creekside’s design incorporates the learning opportunities provided by nature,  blends into the existing residential neighborhood and fully utilizes its slightly under-sized site.

In an effort to develop a new elementary school prototype design that incorporates the most progressive ideas in educational facility planning, the design of Creekside was created during an intensive 36-hour design symposium.

Each of the five identical Learning Villages are designed to provide maximum flexibility with six teaching stations arranged around a central commons area.  Moveable walls allow staff to manipulate spaces as needed to facilitate a variety of teaching methodologies.  The research component of the traditional Learning Resource Center is decentralized providing students with access to technology within each teaching station and village.  Private outdoor patios, staff workrooms, storage and student and staff toilets are also decentralized for convenient access within each village.  Accommodations were made for future expansion at each Learning Village.

Details

Location: San Diego, California

District: Poway Unified School District

Size: 45,900 SF, 10.3 Acre Site

Cost: $9.1 M

Completion: 2001

Architect of Record: Jon Baker

BUILDING PLANNING

  • Multiple Scales of Instruction
  • Connectivity Between Spaces
  • Learning Occurs In Every Space
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Student Drop Off
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Administration and Student Support Services
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Bus Drop Off
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Classrooms
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Hardcourts
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Playfields