Incline Village Elementary School opened in fall of 2003, after two years of design, permitting and construction activities. CFA was responsible for site investigations, planning, landscape architecture, surveying and civil engineering. The 10-acre school site includes a 43,000 square foot two-story building, bus lane, parent drop-off area, visitor parking areas and approximately 1.2 acres of field and playground areas.
The 43,000 square foot Phase 1 building houses classrooms, administration, and multi-purpose spaces. Phase 2 will add more classrooms, a library, a science wing and support spaces. All of the facilities were designed and constructed to minimize the removal of existing trees and create the least environmental impact. The project site includes a Sensitive Stream Environment Zone, which required coordination with an environmental consultant. The Stream Environment Zone is crossed with pedestrian and vehicle bridges. All on-site storm water runoff was designed to be captured, treated and infiltrated on-site in an effort to protect Lake Tahoe. Landscape design was used to protect sensitive areas and direct pedestrian traffic on the site.
CFA and the Collaborative Design Studio were awarded the 2004 Award of Distinction for Non-Residential Design for Incline Village Elementary School from the Washoe County Design Review Committee.