112,000 sq. ft.
Scope of Work:
Santa Ana, CA
Type of Project:
AutoCAD Fabrication MEP
Pacific Plumbing Co. of Santa Ana
The 112,000sf pre-K through grade five school replaces two smaller, aging school buildings on the same site. PMA Consultants is the owner’s project manager, and Halvorson Design is the landscape architect for the 22-acre site.
To maintain a small-school feel and support the community’s educational philosophy, pre-K through second-grade students are housed on the first floor in three academic wings, and grades three through five are housed on the second floor. A central circulation spine containing a learning commons provides a community thoroughfare that links each academic wing.
Small-group learning spaces are in close proximity to classrooms to offer specific skills development and remedial learning sessions without removing students from their everyday environment and classmate connections.
A distinctive feature of the new school is the convergence of indoor and outdoor learning. Two outdoor classrooms, four play areas, and athletic fields for soccer and softball are scaled to match the interests of pre-K through fifth-grade students with features and equipment accessible to