Melbourne Elementary School
This design for a new K-6 elementary school on the Melbourne School District Campus is a “Celebration of New Beginnings” and hosts upwards of 500 students for the growing school district. It includes a large cafeteria addition, multi-purpose facility, special education classroom, and new library media center for the student body. The facility combines the district’s elementary schools together and joins the rest of the district’s K-12 buildings together on one campus. The design of the Melbourne Elementary School is directly inspired by the surrounding geography, a terracing landscape common throughout the area, which influenced the roof form. Sustainable practices are applied through an economical design approach and smart material choices, as well as optimal building orientation and careful attention to cost effective detailing.