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Windrush School Classroom Addition

El Cerrito, California
RATCLIFF

Client:
Windrush School

Date Completed: September 2008

Windrush School Classroom Addition
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Program: A 14,000-square-foot campus addition with seven classrooms, a library, and a lobby for an adjacent gymnasium.

Design concept and solution: The architects took advantage of the school’s bayside location: naturally ventilated and cooled classrooms are a sustainable part of the building. The simple concrete minimalist design reflects the original campus building, which was constructed in 1934. Radiant floor heating, photovoltaic panels, highly insulated concrete forms, interior insulation composed of recycled blue jeans, cradle-to-cradle window roller shades, and low-VOC interiors were incorporated as part of the schools efforts to obtain LEED platinum certification.

Gross square footage: 14,000 sq.ft.

Total construction cost: $6.5 million

Architect:
RATCLIFF
5856 Doyle Street
Emeryville, CA  94608
T: 510.899.6400
F: 510.899.6404
www.ratcliffarch.com

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