VSS design is a product of numerous visioning sessions with educators and input from students, maintenance and operations, as well as the Parent Advisory Committee.
Principles of sustainability are incorporated in the use of geothermal energy for heating, in-floor heating in commons area, heat recovery systems, non-toxic building materials, low maintenance durable flooring, increased natural light, energy efficient lighting with daylight controls, efficient glazing, high recycled content, recycling programs designed into facility, and water efficient plumbing fixtures. BC wood will be visible in the large beams and ceilings in the gymnasium and Shops Wing. It will also include some recovered building elements from the old building, including the gymnasium bleachers and newer kitchen equipment.
These all contribute to creating a healthier environment conducive to learning and also to imparting values consistent with progressive education.
School District #22
Size: 184,560 sf (17,148 sm)
Value: $30 million
Scope: Architectural Services