Truckee Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

Truckee Elementary School, Truckee, CA

This Multi-purpose Room addition to Truckee Elementary School incorporates a gym, stage, and a public entry/lobby with snack bar space. The design features an assemblage of masses in various shapes, materials, and colors that are intended to break up the box and give the building a fun, friendly and human-scaled character that addresses the street presence to the north as well as ties into the existing architecture of the school. Extensive glazing on the north and east walls allow gentle natural light into the gym, while a landscaped area at the new school entry softens the edge between building and extensive playground paving.