Merging an existing middle school with the relocated arts program presented a unique opportunity for a new combined identity within an extensive remodel of an existing building. A smaller addition houses a new entry area and administrative offices and is strategically placed to create a closed campus with a secure outdoor courtyard. The new Music and Science addition provides a state-of-the-art facility for both academic programs. Throughout, sustainable building practices provide natural ventilation, daylighting, and a monitored 10kw photovoltaic system with small wind turbines.
I highly recommend the OZ Architects, in particular Kelly Yamasaki and Kate Fields to an owner who is looking for a team player with knowledgeable and competent field personnel who are seriously interested in getting the job done right.
— Tom Blahak, Senior Project Manager, Boulder Valley School District Bond Program