Las Brisas Academy (K-8)18211 W Las Brisas Dr.
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Design Achievement - This new campus breaks away from the previous District school model and creates an efficient and exemplary learning environment for its students with flexible spaces to encourage outside-the-box use. DLR Group's design of the new Las Brisas Academy is an expression of the innovative and creative Focus programs that the Liberty Elementary School District has targeted. This is the first campus for the District that was designed with the specific Focus programs in mind. These includes a K-8 Performing and Visual Arts program and a K-5 Language Immersion program which allows students to focus their education or just explore new opportunities. The design celebrates these programs in dynamic entrances. The main and performing arts entrance at the northwest corner of the site highlights the performing arts wing and showcases the auditorium, black box theater and performing arts labs.
Scope Summary - The 61,500 SF two-story school incorporates high-performance energy strategies and integrates daylighting into all learning spaces. Flexibility in classrooms and shared labs accommodate trends for small group and breakout study space. The flagship theater space is a super flexible black box that serves as classroom, dance studio, production and performance space. Color and super graphics are strategically located throughout the facility to impact way-finding and emphasize school program identity. DLR Group provided architecture, interior design, landscape, MEP and structural design services.