William F. Stanley Elementary School
Waltham, Massachusetts
A new elementary school for 516 children ranging in age from 5 years (kindergarten) to 10 years old (5th grade). This Green Building takes advantage of the opportunities present on the site, and is built with respect for its environment-a south-facing hillside, flanked by wetlands. The public spaces of the building open up to the sun and the wetlands on the lower, south side of the site. Sun shading is integral to the form of the facade, and daylight penetrates to all inhabited spaces through an open center section running the length of the building. James Carr was Project Architect and Green Initiative Coordinator while employed at Flansburgh, Associates, the building architect; James Carr, architecture+design served as LEED consultant to Flansburgh for this LEED Silver certified building-the first LEED Certified public school in Massachusetts.