Trillium Creek Primary School

Guided by a strong student voice, the child-centric design of Trillium Creek Primary School combines individual learning space opportunities with a collective transparency that connects students and teachers to the work of learning and teaching.


Client
West Linn-Wilsonville School District
Location
West Linn, OR
West Linn, OR Location
$15.3 million Value
68,000 sq ft Size
2012 Completed

The students of Trillium Creek Primary School engaged in a design charrette to collaborate and help develop a vision for their new school. As Lead Architect, IBI Group reflected the students’ desires through the design of the building, reminding us that wonder and curiosity play an integral role in today’s learning environment.

Trillium Creek Primary School embraces multiple elements of sustainable design and presents unique features that support student learning. The IBI Group design team for the award-winning school was inspired by one student during the design charrette who announced “I want to be the captain of my own learning”. That notion was used as a basis to identify features and design techniques that emphasize that the facility is student-centered.

Classroom porches, the library and wellness commons are designed with mobile furniture to give teachers and students the flexible space to extend lessons into larger gathering spaces. Collaborative learning neighborhoods emerge from these open and flexible porches, supporting partnerships and a sense of community between students and teachers.

Splashes of bright colors throughout the school stem from students voicing desires to have vibrant learning spaces. Similarly, the slide that connects students from the second to first floor balances the students’ desire to have alternative and stimulating components of the building, with opportunities to build skills around collaboration, mindfulness and respectful use of space.

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MacConnell Award

2014

By Council of Education Facilities Planners International

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Pinnacle Award

2014

By Council of Educational Facilities Planners International Pacific Northwest Region

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Grand Prize

2013

By National School Board Association Exhibition of School Architecture

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American Association of School Administrators/Shirley Cooper Award

2013

By American Institute of Architecture Committee on Architecture in Education

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Elementary School Citation

2013

By American School & University Architectural Portfolio Awards

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National Project of Distinction

2013

By Council of Educational Facility Planners International

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Grand Prize Award

2013

By Learning by Design

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Best K-12 Project

2013

Northwest Region,
By Engineering News-Record

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