Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building: Hood River, OR

A Building that Teaches
Hood River P13

Before construction of the Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building, music students practiced in an old bus barn outbuilding and science students conducted experiments in a lab with outdated equipment. The new net zero energy building includes a greenhouse where students grow and harvest crops, learning about biological systems first hand. Musicians now perform in a space designed for acoustics. Students are surrounded by reminders of the building's sustainable design, from the overhead scissor trusses that were salvaged from the old bus barn to a window cutaway that reveals the building envelope components. All nonpotable water needs, including toilet flushing and irrigation, are met with collected rainwater and water diverted from an on-site stream. The project, designed as a community resource, includes interior spaces and an amphitheater that can be used for public gatherings.

View the PDF: 13W-Hood-River-Middle-School-Music-and-Science-Building-Hood-River-OR.pdf
Categories: Educational, Living Building Challenge, Net Zero Energy, Rainwater Harvesting