Year: 2008
Award Type: Citation Award
Territory: PG&E Territory
Location: Oakland, CA
Owner: Redwood Day School
Developer: Redwood Day School
Architect: Megan Riera AIA
Market Segement:
School / University
Type of Building:
School
Award Credit:

Engineer

CBC Steel Buildings

Landscape Architect

Mitchell and Riera Architects LLP

General Contractor

Kaufman Construction

Team Designer

Zach Prowda

Photography

Megan Riera

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Redwood Day Middle School

Redwood Day Middle School Section Drawings

Redwood Day Middle School

The Redwood Day Middle School was constructed with careful consideration of its location – optimizing space while protecting all existing redwood trees on the site. Flexibility was critical because the main spaces have multidisciplinary uses. The multi-purpose space encompasses 2,126 square feet and two large garage doors open up to modify the quality of spaces. The center garage door divides the space in half and opens up to provide space for larger gatherings. The other garage door on the outside opens up directly to the redwood grove, taking advantage of the climate and views.

The jurors agreed that the garage doors are a key feature that allows the school to have a strong connection with the outside and makes the best use of natural daylight and ventilation. Due to the mild climate, no air conditioning is used.

Radiant floor heating throughout the school utilizes the thermal mass of the concrete foundation to reduce the heating loads in the spaces. The roof slopes up to the north allowing for a large north facing window wall that allows an abundance of natural daylighting. High efficiency direct/indirect lighting was also incorporated. Automatic control systems turn off the electric lighting in response to the available daylight.

The jurors also noted an impressive effort to incorporate prefabricated steel framing to reduce waste. An estimated 75 percent less waste was generated during construction compared to similar projects.

    Notable Accomplishments

  • High efficiency direct/indirect lighting was incorporated.

Award Credit

Engineer

CBC Steel Buildings

Landscape Architect

Mitchell and Riera Architects LLP

General Contractor

Kaufman Construction

Team Designer

Zach Prowda

Photography

Megan Riera

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