White Elementary School will boast seven learning neighborhoods with flexible learning studios situated around their own central learning hub. The 17-acre site’s 100-foot elevation change makes it possible to incorporate fun learning spots into the terrain, such as an echo wall, a dinosaur/fossil exhibit, and an outdoor learning amphitheater. The fact that “learning occurs everywhere” is demonstrated not only throughout the building, but throughout the building site as well.
This facility is further designed for LEED Silver certification and will consume 42% less energy than the ASHRAE 90.1 standard. Furthermore, sustainable energy systems such as photovoltaic panels, a wind turbine, and rainwater harvesting will be incorporated as demonstration teaching tools.