Riverview Elementary School

Photo courtesy of NAC Architecture
A hyper-insulated envelope encases Riverview Elementary to reduce heat loss.

Location: Snohomish
Mason contractor: Henderson Masonry
Architect: NAC|Architecture
Owner: Snohomish School District
Materials supplier: Mutual Materials Co.

Riverview Elementary School was conceived as a “community-school-in-the-park.” Its hilltop plateau site has views of the Olympic Mountains to the west, Mt. Baker to the north and territorial views to the southwest.

Riverview boasts one of the most advanced sustainable school designs in the state. It uses salvaged glu-lam beams, 35,000 half-split-face and ground-face CMU veneers; and ground-face CMU in the gym and multipurpose areas.

A hyper-insulated envelope encases the structure to reduce heat loss, and more than 400 roof-mounted photovoltaic panels offset 18 percent of the total energy consumed.

Copyright ©2012 Seattle Daily Journal and DJC.COM.
Comments? Questions? Contact us.