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Marin Country Day School Learning Resource Center
Project Type:
Education Building
Project Location:
5221 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, California 94925
USA
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AIA Committee on the Environment:
2013 Top Ten
Design Features:
New 68%, Renovation 32%, Liberated Creek, Daylighting, Natural Ventilation
Project Summary:
Marin Country Day School’s Strategic Plan aspires to make ecological literacy an integral part of its curriculum, and to reinforce the students’ sense of connection with nature on their very special site. Throughout the design process we worked to develop synergies between the physical campus and the school's educational program that would allow students to creatively tackle real, local issues using all the tools at their disposal. The students participated in the design process, researched options, documented the construction, monitored results, and taught their parents about the buildings once they were complete.

To connect students to the site, the design was also conceived around the outdoor spaces as much as around the buildings themselves. The various program elements are wrapped around the “Step-Up Courtyard,” the emotional heart of the campus where graduation takes place, and which links the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools together. The design strengthens the indoor-outdoor connection using narrow buildings footprints with ample shaded glazing, transparency and views.

The project includes a new library and technology center, art studios, classrooms and student services offices in 23,094 square feet of new buildings and 10,646 square feet of renovations. Site work included creek restoration, a new playground and the courtyard.

(Source: AIA COTE 2013)
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Design and Construction Team:
ProPM
Owner's Rep, Project Management
EHDD
Architect
Oliver & Company
General Contractor
Tipping Structural Engineers
Structural Engineer
Stantec
MEP Engineer
CMG Landscape Architecture
Landscape Designer
AECOM
Cost Estimator
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