Cragmont Elementary School
Berkeley, CA | community/education
An elementary school on a steep hillside provides shared intergenerational community spaces.
Utilizing a steep hillside site previously thought unbuildable, this K–5 school hugs the upslope side, preserving the maximum amount of playground area and avoiding an earthquake fault and landslide zone. The design features terraced courtyards and articulated volumes. A good neighbhor, Cragmont respects the scale and views of the surrounding residential neighborhood and provides spaces shared with the larger community.
Berkeley Unified School District