Ridgeview Elementary School
The key educational philosophy for the design of Ridgeview Elementary was collaboration. District and campus administrators asked for an extremely flexible building to accommodate multiple forms of learning. The resulting floor plan features pods of classrooms with break-out areas for collaborative work. Ridgeview is also LEED® certified with sustainable design elements, including bike paths and premium carpool parking spaces lowering the carbon footprint, a white “cool” roof reducing the building’s cooling load, the cafeteria maintaining a recycling center, and the building’s low-emitting materials such as paint, sealants, flooring systems and composite wood.