The Westlake Academy Complex is a forward-thinking education institution that provides a top-quality, international baccalaureate curriculum.
Its picturesque site is nestled into a hillside overlooking a meadow, which serves as a town green. Natural stone, exposed structural timber, and tile roofs seek to marry the building to the natural setting and establish an architectural identity for the town.
The site plan preserved existing trees and the stunning views were captured throughout the property. The project was designed to LEED environmental standards and employs natural daylight to light the offices, classrooms and gymnasium. Rainwater is harvested and stored on-site for use in irrigation. Classrooms and common areas were designed to be flexible to suit a variety of uses.