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At two schools in the Pacific Northwest, daylit classrooms stand in small clusters rather than linear arrays along corridors. Architecture firm Mahlum designed these buildings - Gray Middle School in Tacoma, Washington, and Thurston Elementary School in Springfield, Oregon - to foster small "learning communities" within each school.
The two buildings were honored in the 2010 AIA
Educational Facility Design Awards. All nine schools and
university facilities honored this year by American
Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for
Education (CAE) include some elements of sustainable
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Life Center in Atherton, California, by Leddy Maytum
Stacy Architects, rated LEED Platinum under LEED for
Schools; and Manassas Park Elementary School in Manassas
Park, Virginia, by VMDO Architects, certified LEED-NC
Middle School in Washington
Tacoma's Gray Middle School rose on the site of a
deconstructed high school. The long, two-story middle
school is organized into multidisciplinary clusters of
classrooms - three such clusters on each floor.
Each five-classroom cluster is anchored by a larger
science room, and has direct access to an outdoor
The ground-floor clusters also include a shared space
for large-group activities, while above them, the
corresponding second-floor spaces are designed for
small-group work. The orientation of the clusters
allows most of the classrooms to receive daylight on
either northern or southern exposures.
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