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****   Merit Award   ****
****   Citation - Savings by Design   ****
Playa Vista Elementary School
(# 516)
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The design for Playa Vista Elementary School (PVES) leverages a set of constraints from a rigorous program and a tight urban site. The program 26 classrooms, multipurpose room, joint-use library, and play areas relies on a collection of standard-sized volumes. This modularity was utilized as inspiration for the steel frame structure broken by periodic braces for lateral resistance exposed to the exterior along the length of the classroom building to facilitate learning.

The serpentine structure maximizes natural ventilation and daylight for the classrooms. Landscape is striated into learning zones: vegetable gardens, meeting areas, outdoor classrooms, and water zones. This project successfully provides a different interpretation of District standards for mechanical systems, educational technology, recycled water, usable landscapes, classroom configurations, reactive energy management systems, and onsite energy generation. 

Form Diagrams
Entry / Floor Plans
Entry
PV Canopy
Green Hunt Site Plan
MPR Exterior South
Courtyard / Bridge
Classrooms Interior
Library Interior
MPR Interior
Enlarged Deck
Library Exterior
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