Altamanu Inc., worked as part of an interdisciplinary team on the
planning, detailed design and construction observation for this school
complex. This project combines elegant
solutions to issues while revealing the hidden process of the site.
The intent of this project was to create a landscape at Sauganash that
would intrigue students and give them a sense of place in addition to providing
practical green site solutions. We also wished to reveal the site processes as
educational features for students to learn about their environment.
The site features a 12,700 SF planted
green roof, permeable pavers in the parking lot and entry plaza, large-scale
underground detention as well as prominently featured bioswales. These all
contribute to the project’s LEED Silver certification.