05-23-23 | News

Mattie Washburn Elementary School, Windsor, CA

Submissions by INTEGRA+
by Staff

In partnership with AXIA Architects, INTEGRA+ collaborated with their educational design team and the Windsor Unified School District to develop a Kindergarten to second grade addition wing to an existing school campus at Mattie Washburn Elementary School.

Faced with increased enrollment, the WUSD team identified Mattie Washburn as the highest priority to increase the number of classrooms for their Kindergarten to second grade level. AXIA and INTEGRA+ collaborated on site planning for the three building (18 classroom) single story wing. Acknowledging the increase in students and the need for indoor and outdoor educational facilities, we partnered with site staff to design elements for drop off facilities, waiting areas and outdoor classroom opportunities. The site was connected to the overall campus with an axis walkway that ends in the shade structures and stone seating areas.

INTEGRA+ was integral to the site planning and design of the gathering spaces. Between the classrooms, there are stormwater treatment areas that educate the students on the benefit of planting and stormwater treatment. These areas are surrounded by benches that block the students from going into the stormwater treatment areas and allow them sit on the benches and allow them to view the areas.

The end result is a facility designed for 5-8 year old educational success and enjoyment with a mixture of outdoor and indoor education.

The upcoming School & Campus Design Issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News saw many firms submit their projects for feature consideration. This project was not chosen for a Feature in the issue, but we at thought the project deserved to be showcased online . . .

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