Green & Design - May/June 2009 - (Page 42)

education theyspeakforthetrees Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects created the Nueva School Hillside Learning Complex in Hillsborough, Calif., with extreme respect for the environment and the students By Amy Milshtein, Contributing Editor, Contract Photography by Tim Griffith Just like you can’t make an omelet without cracking some eggs, you can’t construct a new building without cutting some trees. Unfortunately, the students at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., weren’t ready to have any removed from their campus, even the non-native cypress trees that needed to go to make room for the new Hillside Learning Complex. So Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects found a creative and ecologically sensitive solution for this issue and the many others that arose while constructing this “aggressively green” school. The results teach a positive lesson. Founded in 1967, the Nueva School is an independent school serving some 370 students from pre-kindergarten to eighth 42 | May/June 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green & Design - May/June 2009

Green & Design - May/June 2009
LEED v3: A Highly Evolved Solution
Book Review
Learning Curve
Environmental Trends in Kitchen Design
The Butterfly Effect
Eastern Promise
Social Science
Retail Remedy
They Speak for the Trees
Up to the Challenge
Here Come the Lawyers
Green Gets Political
The Hardest Part of Being Green
Products: Designer’s Picks
Sources and Ad Index

Green & Design - May/June 2009