New Middle School Campus
Pacifica School District
- Completion Date: March 2003
- Square Footage: 47,770 (New Construction)
- Final Project Cost: $16.1M
The coastal community of Pacifica set out on an ambitious course to improve their seven campuses and actively participated in a master planning process that led to a $65 million, six-year project. Among other recommendations, the plan established the need to demolish an existing campus – suffering from coastal erosion – and construct a new campus: the Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School.
The special social and academic needs of a middle school were addressed by organizing classrooms and science labs into three independent clusters around a connecting central courtyard. This supports the school’s educational program by reducing the scale of the campus into three 250-student units anchored by the large gathering spaces of the library/media center, gymnasium and multi-purpose room.
2004 Award of Excellence, Leroy F. Greene Design + Planning Award | Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) & American Institute of Architects/California Council (AIACC)
- Middle School
- New Construction
- New Campus
- Multipurpose Room
They don’t just design the outside of schools, they create…They foster the ‘inside’, the living and learning aspects.Dr. Michele Garside, Past Superintendent, Pacifica Union School District