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Solana Ranch Elementary wins prestigious education design award from LEARNING BY DESIGN

October 26, 2016

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Solana Ranch Elementary wins prestigious education design award from LEARNING BY DESIGN

Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) has received an GRAND PRIZE Award for excellence in educational facility design in the fall 2016 of LEARNING BY DESIGN, the premier source for education design innovation and excellence. The Solana Ranch Elementary School (Highlands Ranch, San Diego, CA) has been recognized by Learning By Design magazine for its overall plan, architectural design and for having attributes worthy of imitation.

Jurors where extremely impressed by Harley Ellis Devereaux for its design of the Solana Ranch Elementary School. This school brings together a host of activities of daily student life including: recreation, collaboration spaces, access to nature, dinning, and learning spaces for all disciplines in a well-coordinated design. Thoughtful use lighting, color, way finding, and scale was successfully incorporated providing for a bright, modern and attractive environment. The building has many exemplary sustainable traits, including a low environmental rigid steel frame clad in painted stucco and cement fiberboard, photovoltaic & crystalline arrays on metal roofs providing electricity, displaced ventilation, operable windows and low velocity fans. The Jury comments about this project included: “Inspiring interior and exterior learning environments. Design influenced by thorough research and performance studies. Excellent use of 21st century design, daylighting, and use of the outdoor spaces.”