Ridgeview Elementary school project is a remodel, repair and addition to the existing school building to accommodate 383 students and is one of many OCMAPS early start projects. The building additions total approximately 10,222 square feet with spaces consisting of music/fine art classroom, media center, administrative offices, student services and support.
Influential factors in our design for Ridgeview Elementary included; developing an inviting entrance, enhancing the existing structure’s unique architectural elements, and striving to meet Ridgeview Elementary’s specific functional needs. The Administrative area was re-located adjacent to the main entry, allowing good visibility of the student drop-off, ease of visitor check-in, and providing an enhanced main entry. The design also features the central location of the Special Needs classroom within the building across from the current Media Center area. The new Media Center is located north of the existing Cafeteria taking advantage of the north light for the reading/circulation room. Music and Art are located at the end of the east wing for greater sound isolation from core instructional spaces.