Marin Primary & Middle School
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Marin Primary & Middle School

November 20, 2014
Marin Primary & Middle School is a K-8 grade independent day school located on an eight acre site on the border between Larkspur and Corte Madera in Marin County. Anticipating a growth in the student population, the campus master plan creates a more cohesive campus, as well as designates new and renovated facilities to support enrollment.

The master plan includes a new multipurpose room and covered outdoor area; new play areas and amphitheater; new middle school classrooms and science room; new preschool lobby/entry; renovated after school space; renovated classrooms/breakout room; and ADA/accessibility upgrades to the middle school and play areas.

The campus is planned with numerous sustainable initiatives including:

  • Low-water native landscape plantings
  • Increased permeable paving on campus walkways
  • Rainwater harvesting system
  • A new Multipurpose Room designed with natural ventilation, daylighting strategy with solar control elements, photovoltaic roof panels, a geothermal energy source with hydronic heating, use of locally-sourced materials, and high-recycled fly ash or slag concrete

Location / year

Corte Madera, CA / 2014

Project Type

K-12 School

Principals in Charge

Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP

Designers

Marcos Ancinas
Natalie Kittner
Jessica Goldbach

Project Scope

Renovation or Expansion

Project Managers

Kami Kinkaid, AIA, LEED AP

Photographic Credits

Pfau Long Architecture

Square Footage

44,000 GSF

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