College Planning & Management

JUN 2013

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education design showcase • K–12 PROJECT OF DISTINCTION o u ts ta n d i n g d es i g n + a rc h i t e c t u r e i n ed u c at i o n pALENCIA ELEMENTArY SCHOOL St. JoHnS county ScHool diStrict, St. auguStinE, Fla. 13 ArCHITECT schenkelshultz architecture DANIEL M. TARCzYNSKI, AIA 407.872.3322 prOjECT INfOrMATION CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR COMPLETION DATE Joseph G. Joyner July 2012 GROSS AREA PER STUDENT SITE SIzE 111,867 sq. ft. 151 sq. ft. 8.5 acres CURRENT ENROLLMENT 536 students CAPACITY 738 students COST PER STUDENT COST PER Sq. FT. TOTAL COST E8 $2,249 $148 $16,677,000 EDUCATION DESIGN SHOWCASE T he design of Palencia elementary school brings back the traditional sense of a neighborhood school and combines it with the modern technologies of the 21st century. This unique style is inviting for students and provides a traditional civic image for the community. Designed as a 21st-century school, the academic spaces are centered on extended learning communities, which allows for fexibility in the classrooms to accommodate different teaching styles. Movable walls open to create adaptable classrooms for teachers and students to collaborate and accommodate team teaching, testing, science and computer resources. Each classroom is flled with natural daylight and state-of-the-art technology, including SMART Boards, overhead document cameras and iPads. The school was designed to create hands-on learning opportunities to teach students about sustainability. Located outside the classrooms are rain gardens that reuse rainwater as irrigation for the landscaping, as well as gardens with fruits and vegetables than can be used in the cafeteria. Another unique feature is the school's Sustainability Dashboard. Located in the lobby, this touch-screen interface allows students and teachers to access real-time data on the school's energy usage, environmental tips and weather information. The project was designed to achieve LEED Silver certifcation. EDS

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