New Home for Hazel Wolf Receives Design Recognition

New Home for Hazel Wolf Receives Design Recognition
Posted on 03/10/2016
NAC Architecture concept image for Hazel Wolf courtyard

Hazel Wolf K-8 at Pinehurst School Earns International Award Recognition for Building Design

The new facility for the Hazel Wolf K-8 program at the Pinehurst site garnered international attention and recognition.

The building project, designed by NAC Architects of Seattle and officially named Pinehurst School, was a finalist for the “Future Projects Education Award 2015” by World Architecture News (WAN). Projects in Vienna, Austria; Kerala, India; Canoas, Brazil; Seoul, Korea and St. Petersburg, Florida were the other five projects named as finalists.

According to WAN, expert international judges took into account factors such as originality, innovation, form and special quality, and sensitivity to context. They also judged the aesthetic merit and materials palette for each design.

In selecting the Hazel Wolf K-8’s new home in the Pinehurst building the WAN judges noted the school design has been “thoughtfully conceived to use the building to encourage learning.”

They mentioned that the Hazel Wolf K-8 program’s environmental focus provided the criteria for the school design. Judges praised the courtyard teaching areas including the planting spaces and storm water management program. The botanical garden and the living wall at the main entry will further entice student exploration of their environment.

A school building project in Brazil was announced as the winner, with special mention of Hazel Wolf K-8 at Pinehurst as an “extremely close second.”

Hazel Wolf K-8 is an option school program currently housed in the John Marshall building. Students and staff will move into their new school building in September 2016. A ribbon-cutting celebration will be scheduled before the start of school in September.

Read the World Architecture News article "Future Projects 2015: Hazel Wolf K-8, Seattle, U.S., NAC Architecture.

Read more about the Hazel Wolf construction project and see more images on our Building Excellence Program website.

Read more about Hazel Wolf on our school profile webpage.

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