The new two-story building organizes students by age group into educational pods, each with four classrooms situated around a shared resource area and a small-group instruction space. Colorful and easy-to-access stairs connect the two floors and support the school’s buddy program between older and younger students.
Planning + Design
Responding to the Site
No school building stands alone. When creating new buildings, we thoughtfully respond to the site and surroundings.
For Baird Elementary, windows throughout the school connect students to the surrounding park and forest. An outdoor classroom strengthens this connection to the environment and offers a fun and unique learning space for all students.
From the very beginning of our project, Bray Architects wanted, asked for, and encouraged feedback from all stakeholders. From layout, location, cabinetry, colors, flooring, and fabric, everyone’s opinion mattered.