orca K-8 school | seattle public schools
Rolluda Architects designed a greenhouse, science and garden addition as part of the relocation of the popular Orca K-8 program to Whitworth Elementary School located in the Hillman City District of Rainier Valley.
The new building is a teaching tool for sustainability. The design incorporates sustainable features including extensive daylighting and retractable sun shades.
Natural and passive ventilation eliminate the need for mechanical air conditioning.
Stormwater is collected in a 7,100 gallon stormwater cistern for use in irrigation and a dual flush toilet.