Eliot – Elementary School
The planning process for this project included consideration of selling the site and relocating the school to another neighborhood leading to bussing of students. This location provided the low income walkable neighborhood with an important sense of community identity and recreational opportunity. It was decided to totally rebuild on the existing site to save and enhance this important community resource.
Drawing inspiration from the Mission Style, the architecture suits the older neighborhood and the heritage represented by the low-income residents. Utilizing a theme of arches, trellises, tiled medallions, iron fencing and covered walkways around a quiet “cloister,” the architecture reflects the style in its materials, details, and arrangement of buildings.
- Trellises in the main courtyard.
- Kindergarten playground area and outdoor dining area provide relief from sun while creating teaching opportunities.
- Mission Style architecture suits the older neighborhood and the heritage represented by the local residents.
- Features theme of arches, trellises, tiled medallions, iron fencing, and covered walkways.