ROBINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The design concept for this 49,000 SF school evolves from the main functional spaces – multipurpose, administration, and library – which are visually emphasized by the pyramidal shaped metal roofs. Translucent skylights surmount the multipurpose and library roof structures to provide natural light. Classroom wings extend from the library element within lower profile structures. The pyramidal roof form is further repeated at small ramadas located to provide emphasis and identity at the principal building entry points. Masonry walls in varying textures and earth tones combined with roof forms in hues of blue and grey reflect the natural colors of the desert and nearby Tucson Mountains.
- 1995 AIA/SAC Design Award
- 49,000 SF
- $3.45 Million
- Completed 1994
- Cost control: awardwinning design at $73.00 per SF, including site improvements
- Community involvement: Swaim Associates worked closely with a citizens design committee to preserve the community’s mountain views