Sustainability is a key issue for schools, with the goal of creating a healthy environment while saving energy, resources, and money. St Stanislaus was founded in 1854 and plans to continue their mission here for at least another 150 years. Using less energy, less water, and reducing solid waste will have a permanent impact on the maintenance costs and reduce life cycle costs for the institution.
Renovation of the structure, damaged in 2005, will restore classroom and recreation functions. Program elements also include creating visible and welcoming entrances for students and visitors, administration offices, and student activity areas including a canteen. Green principles at work in the school include: daylighting and views for classrooms and offices to improve performance, high indoor air quality to improve student/faculty health, excellent acoustics to increase learning potential, mold prevention to decrease allergies and asthma, and providing thermal comfort to increase occupant satisfaction and productivity.
Program: 25,000 SF
unabridged Architecture, Architect
Baldauf Herrin, Structural Engineer
Canon, MEP Engineer