Nominee
2012-13
Anaheim City SD: Lincoln Elementary
Anaheim,  California,  United States

BCA Architects
 
The two story design was born to maximize space in the dense urban setting. The community became a major design element. Increased density and small site allowed a significant street presence, and a strong identity. This was resolved by the creation of identifiable and repetitive architectural entry and circulation features.

The District's identity was taken into consideration by interpreting a Mission-style in a contemporary way. The Mission-style influences are seen in the monumental curved entry features, at the Administration, Gateway, Grand Stair-way, and Multi-purpose buildings; complemented with strong vertical elements and encased in terra-cotta tiles. The design exemplifies the District's progressive goals towards sustainability and state-of-the-art facilities without departing significantly from the District's preferred architectural style.

According to Jose Banda, Superintendent of Schools “BCA Architects’ design is outstanding. They have created an outstanding learning environment that is safe while bringing innovation into our schools. I particularly like the sense of community their design creates such as the well-landscaped public plaza in front of the administration building which will allow for before and after school gatherings for students, staff, and parents of our District."
 
Sustainability Features:

Sustainable design, sometimes referred to as green design, promotes the design, construction and operation of buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live work and learn. The Design of the new Lincoln Elementary School complies with the CHPS (California High Performance Schools) guidelines. Some of the susta ...
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AWARD HIGHLIGHTS
BCA has received numerous design awards and among them are:

2011 ABC San Diego : Award of Excellence: Chula Vista High School

2011 Green Project of the Year: BCA Headquarters

2011 CASH / AIACC : Award of Excellence : Christopher High School

2010 CCFC : Award of Excellence : Southwestern College

2009 Architect of the Year Award : Paul Bunton, AIA

2008 : American School and UniversityDesign Excellence :
Aptos High School

2007 : Learning by Design
Architectural Recognition : Christopher High School

2006 : American School and University Outstanding Interior
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