3Building Section Community Environment: STEM is an acronym for an increasingly popular curriculum model at middle and high school levels. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs have developed in part as a response to improve student performance in core science and mathematics areas, and to accommodate varieties of learning styles in a 21st century learning model. There is no single STEM program that has been universally applied across the country, but rather a seemingly infinite number of variations on the STEM theme.While individual programs vary, most STEM models include the following characteristics:Growing college ready studentsHighly personalized learning environmentsTeam teaching opportunitiesClose collaboration between the learners and the experts (students and teachers)Project based learning assignments that bridge department categorizationPartnerships with local universities and community collegesCoaches and mentors serve from business and private sector
4Commons/Shared Areas Learning Environment: In order to support a variety of academic pathways, the design needs to provide learning spaces that range in size from large to small as well as in use from formal to informal.Since students will frequently work independently or in small groups, visual connection through these areas is key. The COMMONS will serve as the heart of the school and provide informal gathering space while visually connecting the academic areas along the north with the outdoor learning areas along the south.There are eight academic CLUSTERS, each comprised of two LEARNING SETTINGS and one STUDIO which are connected via operable walls to provide flexible room configurations. The main corridor contains a SHARED AREA where small groups of students may work independently while still remaining visually connected to their cluster. Four SMALL GROUP rooms provide space for breakout groups and small seminars. The central PRESENTATION HALL provides a large, formal assembly space for students to present their work to larger audiences.
5Spider Graph Physical Environment : The building will serve as a learning tool for innovation and practical application of sustainable technology. All systems will be tied to an interactive central display so students are aware of how the building is performing on a daily basis.Some of the key features include:Orientation and skylights for daylighting which reduces the need for electric lightingRainwater capture system for greywater uses, such as flushing toilets Pervious paving and bioswales for 100% on-site stormwater management100kW photo voltaic system with net metering
6Modular Construction Planning Process: To accommodate a STEM program, we believe a facility must be highly flexible and must encourage collaboration and community building. A STEM facility should be rich with laboratory studio space that can adapt to multiple phases of a project based team assignment.It also has areas for teacher team planning, individual and small group study, and shared assembly space for whole community special events. Studio areas have “clean” and “dirty” areas that allow for planning and engineering as well as fabrication and experimentation.Frequently the areas outside the facility offer as much potential as learning environments as the areas inside the building. A great STEM facility recognizes the potential of outdoor learning and provides physical and visual links between indoor and outdoor studio opportunities.
9Exhibition of School Planning and Architecture 2010 Project Data Submitting Firm :Integrus ArchitectureProject RoleArchitect, Structural Engineer, Interior DesignProject ContactBrian Carter, AIATitlePrincipal-in-ChargeAddress117 South Main Street, Suite 100City, State or Province, CountrySeattle, WashingtonPhoneJoint Partner Firm:Project Rolen/aProject ContactTitleAddressCity, State or Province, CountryPhoneOther Firm:Project Rolen/aProject ContactTitleAddressCity, State or Province, CountryPhoneConstruction Firm:Project Rolen/aProject ContactTitleAddressCity, State or Province, CountryPhone
10Exhibition of School Planning and Architecture 2010 Project Details Project Name S.T.E.M. SchoolCity RedmondStateWashingtonDistrict Name Lake Washington School DistrictSupt/President Dr. Chip KimballOccupancy Date Fall 2012 (estimate)Grades Housed Grades 7-12Capacity(Students)675Site Size (acres)21.85 (undeveloped); 7.56 (developed)Gross Area (sq. ft.)64,500 SFPer Occupant(pupil)gross/net please indicateDesign and Build? noIf yes, Total Cost:Includes:If no, $18,000,000Site Development:Building Construction:Fixed Equipment:Other:Total: