Redding School of the Arts

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Redding School of the Arts
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(c) 2011 Steve Whittaker
Credit: (c) 2011 Steve Whittaker

General Information

Quick Facts

Location

Redding, CA

Building Type

  • Elementary or Middle School
  • ZNE Emerging

Project Information

Project Full Name

Project Owner

The McConnell Foundation

Occupant Type

Corporation, nonprofit

Located in a small northern California city with a population of 90,000, the Redding School of the Arts is the first new school campus in the world to achieve Platinum certification under the LEED for Schools 2009 standards. It was conceived in 2007 as a "tool for teaching green" for the 500 students attending this new K-8 elementary school. With funding provided by a locally based philanthropic foundation and a goal to achieve both LEED Platinum and Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) certification, the 77,000 square foot public charter school has been designed with a balance between traditional design elements and innovative technology concepts. It begins with the siting of the building on a mostly flat five-acre parcel located adjacent to single-family residential development to maintain most of the existing mature oak trees within the new parking and playground. More than half of the school's learning environment has been placed outdoors despite being located in a climate with extreme temperature variations. Construction of site improvements commenced in 2008, with completion of the building and occupancy in August of 2011.

Indoor Spaces

  • Public assembly
  • Office
  • Circulation
  • Dining
  • Lobby/reception
  • Restrooms
  • Classroom
  • Mechanical systems

Outdoor Spaces

  • Shade structures/outdoor rooms
  • Garden--productive
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Interpretive Landscape
  • Patio/hardscape
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Pedestrian/non-motorized vehicle path
  • Drives/roadway

Location Details

Address

955 Inspiration Place, Redding, CA

Site context/setting

Suburban

Occupancy

Owner Occupied

No

Owner Type

Corporation, nonprofit

Ratings & Awards

U.S. Green Building Council LEED for Schools

2012, Platinum

AIA Committee on Architecture for Education

2012

Building Details

Scope

GENERAL FLOOR AREA

Total Gross Floor Area 77,091 ft²

BUILDING

Building unit or complex: Described project is a single building
Number of Stories 2
Percent New 100%

COMPLETION

DATE OF OCCUPANCY/COMPLETION

August 2011 Expected Building Service Life 100 years

Architectural Details

Indoor Environment Quality

Indoor Environment

Indoor Environment Issues

Project Team

Finances

General

Project Costs

Details

Financing Mechanisms

    Grant

  • Private (foundation)
  • Procurement process

  • Design-bid-build

General Energy

General

Energy Datasets

Dataset NameYearTypePurchased Energy (kBtu/ft²)
Simulation--90.1 regulated loads onlySimulation--90.1 regulated loads only0.00

People

Project Team

James E Theimer
Trilogy Architecture Urban Design Research
Architect
http://trilogyarch.com/
Brent Day
Gifford Construction
Contractor