Downtown Educational Complex

Location: Oakland

Project Type:

PGAdesign completed master planning and construction documents for the Oakland Unified School District education complex that hosts the Met West High School, the La Escuelita Elementary School, and a child development center. Surrounding buildings oriented to maximize solar gain, PGAdesign created a dynamic, sustainable landscape design encompassing the schoolyard, play areas, and other programming elements of the diverse facilities on a single campus.

As OUSD’s first Net Zero Campus, the landscape offers students a sustainable learning environment. The design includes a basketball court, a multi-purpose playing field, and an edible schoolyard with water-efficient irrigation, climate-appropriate plants, and a cistern to store roof water for irrigation. Permeable paving and on-site stormwater treatment reduce stormwater run-off. Highly reflective paving diminishes the heat-island effect.

Certifications

Collaboration for High Performance Schools Verified, Highest Rating

Grid Neutral Campus

Awards

2014 CASH/AIACC Leroy F. Greene Design Award of Excellence

Location: Oakland

Project Type: Education

PGAdesign completed master planning and construction documents for the Oakland Unified School District education complex that hosts the Met West High School, the La Escuelita Elementary School, and a child development center. Surrounding buildings oriented to maximize solar gain, PGAdesign created a dynamic, sustainable landscape design encompassing the schoolyard, play areas, and other programming elements of the diverse facilities on a single campus.

As OUSD’s first Net Zero Campus, the landscape offers students a sustainable learning environment. The design includes a basketball court, a multi-purpose playing field, and an edible schoolyard with water-efficient irrigation, climate-appropriate plants, and a cistern to store roof water for irrigation. Permeable paving and on-site stormwater treatment reduce stormwater run-off. Highly reflective paving diminishes the heat-island effect.

Certifications

Collaboration for High Performance Schools Verified, Highest Rating

Grid Neutral Campus

Awards

2014 CASH/AIACC Leroy F. Greene Design Award of Excellence