Templeton Unified School District-Templeton, CA
The new STEM/Administration Building is 8,500 square feet of science classrooms (5 rooms total) and 2,600 square feet of administration space. The building focuses on student learning, student services, campus security, campus identity, and the campus as a community asset.
A modernized rural structure, the STEM/Admin building uses asymmetrical gable end standing seam roofs to delineate the classroom teaching space, board and batt siding as a nod to local history, metal panel siding and smooth plaster to help articulate internal functions. Because of the location, there was a tremendous amount of focus on the building envelope resulting in a high-performance continuous insulation rain screen wall system. Ultimately the building reflects a site-specific integrated approach to design.