Sonoma Academy Janet Durgin Guild + Commons


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This project for Sonoma Academy is part of the second phase of redevelopment for their Santa Rosa campus. The new Grange + Studios building includes two main spaces for students as well as working space for maintenance staff. The Grange is a student center with two kitchens – one for teaching and one for food service. The building includes many onsite amenitiies such as a kitchen, pizza oven and dining hall that overlooks the outdoor learning spaces and gardens where the students grow their own food.

The Studios consists of a large maker space that opens onto a patio and outdoor teaching spaces. The maker space provides hands-on learning experiences related to industrial design, engineering, electronics, and animation and film. The entire new portion of the campus is designed to integrate with and strengthen the strong sense of place enabled by the positioning of – and views from – the grounds.

The building is heated and cooled primarily by a ground-source heat pump (GSHP) system. Hot and cold water from the heat pump system is circulate through concrete slab flooring and ceiling panels that radiate into the spaces providing energy efficient design. While the PV panels are estimated to produce enough energy for the building that the project will be Net Positive. Integral Group provided electrical, daylighting, lighting and photovoltaic design services for the project.

The PV panels are estimated to produce enough energy for the building that the project will be Net Positive. The project is seeking LEED Platinum, Zero Net Energy, and WELL Building Standard certifications. It is the first building in Sonoma Academy – and of its building type – to target all of these sustainability goals.

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