Elementary School to Exceed State Energy Requirements

LINCOLN, Calif. — Construction is under way for the 55,647-square-foot Lincoln Crossing Elementary School, and the building is set to exceed state energy requirements by 22 percent.

Expected to cost approximately $20 million to build, the school will house 660 students and 29 teaching areas. Features of the energy-saving design include high-performance HVAC and lighting systems, an energy-efficient building shell, sustainable building materials, day lighting, deep overhangs and high-tech glazing.

The design process for the project involved community participation and planning workshops. The school will focus on the exploration of science, culture, the environment, technology and health.

A multipurpose community center will house performing arts, a gallery and an amphitheater. Science labs will be placed indoors and outdoors to offer in-depth agriculture and bioscience studies.

A community courtyard will contain science, art and technology areas, while a sculpture garden will provide a place for students to display their work, as well as act as the focal entry point to the campus.

Construction is slated for completion in August 2007. NTDStichler Architecture, of Auburn, Calif., is the school’s designer, and Reno, Nev.,-based Clarke and Sullivan is the general contractor.

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