In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and Throwback Thursday, we are taking a look back at four of our Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) certified school projects. Sustainable and green building designs are incorporated in our EmilyTM classrooms by utilizing both passive and active energy conservation technologies.
The San Marcos Unified School District serves 20,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grades at 19 campuses. From 1995 to present, the District has a seen an annual increase in enrollment by 3.66%. Given the large size and growth rate of the District, they sought architectural and engineering services for the development of Prototype Classroom Buildings to be utilized at multiple District School Sites.
ATI Architects and Engineers was recently awarded a contract to design a 5 Classroom Addition at Carrillo Elementary School and a 4 Classroom Addition at San Marcos Elementary School. ATI will use our 960 square foot Prototypical Classroom Design, known as Emily™, to complete these projects.
Emily™ are permanent classroom building designs that encompass California High Performance School Standards (CHPS) and LEED design elements. Teachers and students will enjoy the collaborative environment the Emily™ classrooms create.
Emily™ is pre-approved by DSA and granted pre-checked (pc) design status. This will allow the District to complete these projects on an aggressive schedule.
Stay tuned for photos of these new classroom buildings.