7350 E Speedway Blvd.
Suite 210
Tucson, Arizona 85710

(520) 326-3700

McCORKLE ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE

Phil Swaim
Mark Bollard
Project Principals

Sara Fontaine
Project Architect

“Make Learning Irresistible” was just one of the goals for this new “21st Century”, seven building, 113,000 SF campus. The school district wanted to develop a new model that would enhance the learning environment and provide parents new choices and input in this community-style approach. To take advantage of the efficiencies of a larger school, this campus will accommodate 950 students. The buildings surround a community plaza. There are 4 communities of 225 – 250 students and each is comprised of 8 studios, a project lab, and a resource room. This allows community configurations of Pre-K – 8 or any other student age mix. Break out spaces between studios allow for project-based and inquiry-based instruction. The courtyards are an extension of the learning environment. Each is prepared with a shaded teaching ramada and is connected to the water harvesting system.

  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • 113,000 SF
  • $22 Million
  • Completed 2012
  • LEED Gold
  • 20,000 gallon water harvesting system
  • Solar water heaters
  • 90 kW solar system
  • Daylighting system
  • Lighting control 21st Century School
  • Campus-wide wireless system
  • Student break out spaces
  • Community oriented New Education Specification
  • New vision for Pre-K-8 school
  • Detailed relationship diagrams

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