Students, faculty and staff from Tri-Creek School Corporation are inspired to engage in a rigorous and safe learning environment leading to both fulfillment and high student achievement. Taking this into consideration, we have created a design that embraces the neighborhood, respects the past, and looks towards the future. We attempt to find a common thread to bring together the context of the built environment and the context of the natural landscape; taking the crescendo to the upper plateau and translating it into the geometry of the building.
The geometry of the plan arrangement is determined by the created form of the builidng. Spaces are organized to create programmatic segregation as required, yet allowing for common space collaboration at the same time. Pedestrians approaching from Oakley Avenue, have the opportunity to meander to an entrance on the north side that takes them directly through the existing Oak Tree grove. Vehicles are segregated from the pedestrian paths and taken to one of two pre-existing parking lots. Both processional paths create a sense of intrigue and arrival for both employees and visitors to the site.
The entire concept is inspired by sustainable ideals. Our design will meet LEED gold certification standards, but has been designed to achieve greater sustainable ideals. The new Tri Creek Community Learning Center has been sculpted to nestle into the landscape and formed by the natural elements.