Window Rock Unified School District

Window Rock Unified School District

Tséhootsooí Elementary School ADDITION / RENOVATION

Tséhootsooí Elementary School reflects care and respect of the local Navajo culture throughout the complex in the use of both color and design elements. The school consists of ten classrooms, a new multi-purpose room, and renovation of the existing kitchen. V&A teamed with a local Native American cultural design consultant for this project. It has received LEED Silver certification and includes sustainable elements such as natural light, energy-efficient equipment, water-conserving fixtures, low-VOC materials, and a storm-water cistern for landscape irrigation.

Tséhootsooí Middle School

Careful cultural considerations were given to each element of this facility. The existing Middle School was spread out over many buildings, so the goal of the project was to consolidate the school by renovating an existing portion of the main building, which housed many of the core school functions, and adding a new two-story wing. The two-story addition includes classrooms, media center, teacher workrooms, and support spaces. The single-story renovation consists of administration, cafeteria, music classrooms, gym, and physical education support spaces. This facility was designed in collaboration with another local architect. The project is designed to LEED Gold standards.

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