Institutional structures have a reputation for being dark and stuffy, but the Branson School Student Commons breaks that stale architectural tradition. Located in Ross, California within the center of the college campus, this splendid shed provides all the light and fresh air necessary for expanding minds.
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop designed the Branson School Student Commons as a community environment open to nature. With floor-to-ceiling window walls that open to the outdoors, a living roof and solar panels, this LEED-certified institution sets an ideal standard.
The Branson School Student Commons is a Breath of Fresh Air
1. Green Architecture - Incorporating sustainable materials and technologies in building design to reduce environmental impact and improve energy efficiency.
2. Biophilic Design - Integrating natural elements (plants, sunlight, water) into interior spaces to enhance well-being and increase productivity of people occupying them.
3. LEED Certification - Achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification to indicate high standards of sustainability in building design and operation.
1. Architecture - Opportunity to create sustainable and modern designs that prioritize the well-being of building occupants and reduce environmental impact.
2. Education - Opportunity to create green school buildings that promote student learning and engagement through biophilic design and sustainable features, such as solar panels and living roofs.
3. Construction - Opportunity to incorporate sustainable materials, technologies, and practices in building construction to meet the growing demand for sustainable and energy-efficient structures.