Cragmont Elementary School

Berkeley, CA | community/education

An elementary school on a steep hillside provides shared intergenerational community spaces.

Concept diagram showing 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.

Project Stats
  • Client

    Berkeley Unified School District

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