This 65,000 square foot K-6 elementary school accommodates approximately 450 students on a 10-acre site. Inspired by the neighboring canyon, the design incorporates concrete masonry, exposed heavy timber structure, and ample glazing for durability and a natural connection to the site. Indoor/outdoor learning spaces with Biophilic interventions encourage growth and overall development.
The Innovation Center offers flexible areas for robotics, computers, presentations, and reading nooks. Circulation spaces become breakout learning zones, and the traditional library space stretches throughout the campus. Classrooms feature large glazed bifold doors for seamless collaboration with outdoor spaces, inspired by students’ connection with nature.
The design focuses on students’ movement and development as positive influences. Universal Design principles incorporate sloped walkways and ramps indoors and outdoors for equal access and learning opportunities.
Sustainability is prioritized, meeting Green Building Code and CHPS standards. Clerestory windows, large glazed openings for natural ventilation and daylight, concrete masonry walls, efficient landscaping and irrigation systems, and stormwater retention basins blend practicality with architectural and natural beauty on the site.
In conclusion, this elementary school fosters student growth in a nurturing environment that embraces learning, connectivity with nature, and positive impacts on the world. It embodies innovation, sustainability, and a student-centered approach.
6631 Solterra Vista Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92130
Del Mar Union School District
Chris Delehanty, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services | firstname.lastname@example.org