Riverview Elementary School

Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
Landscaping helps integrate Riverview Elementary into its park-like setting.

Location: Snohomish
Architect: NAC|Architecture
Agency/owner: Snohomish School District
General contractor: Babbit Neuman

The challenge of a wetland claiming a large portion of the Riverview Elementary site was turned into an opportunity to intertwine the site and building design. This enabled meaningful learning to happen inside and outside.

Landscape and building textures work in harmony to reflect growing in the natural environment. Sustainable strategies fit seamlessly with the overall project approach, and provide many opportunities for the students to learn about sustainability through fun and play.

Integration of the site, building and landscape design creates innovative educational opportunities that speak to the stewardship of the land and instill life-long influences on our future citizens.

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