The campus is designed to provide for and enrollment of 1,500 K-8 students in a highly integrated learning environment. Learning villages are developed in 2 two-story classroom buildings designed for program flexibility with decentralized multi-disciplinary labs, collaborative learning spaces and transparent connections to outdoor learning labs.

The academic buildings are designed with internal circulation around collaboration commons designed to promote multi-age and multi-grade learning strategies.

The project design is the result of a week-long programming and design symposium to develop the curriculum and vision for the campus. Over 100 participants including Parents, Teachers, District Administration, Business Partners, and Community Leaders worked collaboratively to create this new model school for the District.


Location: San Diego CA

District: Poway Unified School District

Size: 156,000 SF, 22 Acre Site

Cost: $56 M

Completion: 2013

Awards: Award of Honor, CASH;  Sustainable Community Award, SDG&E;  California high performance school (CHPS);  Award of Merit, Concrete Masonry Association

Reduced Energy Use

  • Energy Efficient Systems
  • Ventilation/Indoor Air Quality
  • Energy Efficient Lights/Occupancy

Reduced Water Use

  • Low Flow and Water Efficient
  • Bioswale
  • Enhanced Acoustics

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  • Recycled Materials
  • Enhanced Commissioning