Babcock Ranch Neighborhood School
Sustainable design built to promote hands-on, project-based learning.
Promoting STEAM Education
Babcock Ranch Neighborhood School is a 48,000 square foot, sustainably designed, K-8 school that can accommodate up to 500 students. The 25 classrooms were designed to be flexible, encouraging project-based learning. With movable desks to promote collaboration and an expansive outdoor space, the school is on track to advocate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education.
Implementing the Design-Build Process
Babcock Ranch approached architects with a dilemma. It was December of 2017 and they needed a new, larger school by August of 2018 to welcome the 2018-2019 school year. In collaboration with contractors and engineers, the design-build process and lean project approach were embraced, reducing project duration by 13 months.
Sustainable Design Leading to Green Globes Certification
This project was designed with sustainability in mind. Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered town, holds sustainable design to a higher standard. Our team of lean professionals worked in partnership with all those involved to accomplish a Green Globes certification. Green Globes is a nationally recognized green rating assessment, guidance, and certification program that further verifies the buildings sustainable aspects.
Key Project Features
- 48,000 Square Feet
- Sustainability Designed
- 25 Classrooms
- Green Globes Certified