copyright K2A Architecture + Interiors

This striking school provides San Francisco’s Parkside neighborhood with its own local elementary school for the first time in over 25 years. The design’s massing and style seamlessly integrate with the surrounding neighborhood, while its library and multi-purpose facilities provide a place for learning, gathering, and celebrating for the whole community.

Bold geometry and bright colors create a child-friendly learning environment. Large classroom and clerestory windows, skylights, and open connections between the floors maximize natural day lighting throughout the interior. A model for greening play yards, the exterior includes fully accessible stepped seating for outdoor assemblies and age-designated play areas separated by tiered grass rings.

Design Features

  • Small Sloping Urban Site
  • Strong Civic Presence
  • 500 Students Grades K-5
  • 26 Classrooms
  • Community Access to Library and Multi-Purpose Facilities