Located just across I-5 near the Sacramento International Airport, the new $60 million Paso Verde K8 Campus has been cruising along in construction over the past 12 months. We broke ground last November and this exciting new campus for the Natomas Unified School District will be home to approximately 1,000 students upon arrival in early 2021. There are six buildings under construction including four classroom wings, an administration/kindergarten/library and a multi-purpose/gymnasium, all of which are currently in different phases of construction.
The new Paso Verde Campus will support their robust Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics (STEAM) program. Each wing of four classrooms has been designed with a flexible collaboration support space. A key feature of NextGEN learning environments, these breakout spaces provide opportunities for hands-on projects, while maintaining classroom connections and giving students choices for how they want to connect with learning, including varieties of mobile seating, flexible furnishings and whiteboards. The design team wanted to honor the area’s deep agricultural roots throughout the campus but especially in the classroom buildings and design inspiration was found in the natural patterns of different fruits and vegetables, providing not only a rich and stimulating texture to the spaces, but also plenty of opportunities to put learning on display with educational fun facts.
Check back for more exciting construction progress as the ribbon-cutting gets closer, we’ll be posting a sneak peek into some of the interior features of the building that our graphics and creative team has designed.