The Earth School
SW Portland, Oregon | 2010
The Earth School began at Tryon Life Community (TLC) Farm. This masterplan design of a 2.5-acre site for this preschool through 3rd grade expansion project is just adjacent and up-slope from the TLC Farm. The program includes separate class facilities for each grade level, numerous indoor and outdoor common spaces for gathering and teaching, extensive perennial and annual gardens, facilities for animal husbandry, support and maintenance facilities, as well as constructed wetlands. All of the projects will feature natural building techniques, greywater and catchment systems, as well as passive thermal and solar design.