San Francisco-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects designed the Nueva School in San Mateo in a way which offers an "ecology of learning" and addresses the issue of architecture's role in learning. The building aims to provide a low-carbon space for integrated learning and is targeting LEED Platinum certification.
The Nueva School is part of a mixed-use development in San Mateo, California, and was designed in order to connect students to a complex world around them. The architects are aiming for LEED Platinum certification.
The organization of the school is not based on associating certain spaces with specific knowledge domains. Instead, it generalizes spaces and creates spaces which can be used with flexibility. It is surrounded with various outdoor spaces which also act as a connection between the school and the local community.
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