Skyline Gila River
Gila River School fosters grades 6 through 12 and includes classrooms, specialty dance/lab rooms, gymnasium and multipurpose eating with adjacent outdoor amenity space. The backside of school houses an outdoor basketball courts and soccer field.
The design of the building is to maintain a clean, linear and striped aesthetic in architectural masonry units with punctuation by a wide, standing-metal seamed metal panel projection atop storefront and a two-story overhang at the main entry of the building. This entry will also feature an alternating steel scrim to shade and provide privacy to the administration area near the main entry. The school’s colors of orange and purple will be used tastefully at recesses along the elevation. The windows to each classroom are to be surrounded with a projecting steel plate shape to add interest and solar protection to the glass. The massing will step up at the location of the gym to provide interest and clear height required for its function. The rear elevation will feature a deep, covered metal canopy area for students that spills out to more outdoor seating and the field beyond.
LGE worked closely with the owners and faculty to ensure their design vision was executed in every aspect of their mission, purpose and function.
- 36,000 sf