Studio 27 Architecture
LEED Platinum Certified
Combining the extensive renovation of the historic John F. Cook Elementary School with the addition of a annex building, the facility features new windows, roofing, systems, utility services, and landscaping features. Much of the floor plans remained intact, minimizing the new construction required to house Mundo Verde’s elementary school. The school provides twenty classrooms that aim to adequately accommodate the educational needs of a growing community. The original central auditorium was also restored, and serves as the cafeteria as well as much-needed space for school gatherings. The original exterior asphalt areas were transformed into a playground, creating a schoolyard habitat that features indigenous planting and a rainwater recovery and monitoring station.