Washington Elementary School in Sacramento
Washington Elementary School in Sacramento features a number of unique metal elements manufactured by Zahner using the ImageWall system. Working for Landmark Construction with the designers at HMC Architects, Zahner provided ImageWall screens with custom perforated imagery on stainless steel and pre-weathered steel. These screen elements were used to provide passive security and signage while expressing the school's creativity, science, and technology — marking a new shift towards practicing the STEAM curriculum.
To establish this new shift in education, Sacramento City Unified School District partnered with city leaders and Principal Dr. Gema Godina-Martinez to envision the transformative shift and redesign of Washington Elementary School. The school pursued a STEAM academic program, becoming a magnet for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math education.
HMC Architects was challenged to redesign classrooms and collaborative learning areas not only to support student-centered learning, but to also influence the culture of the school’s educational experience. Further, this transformation needed to be completed in less than a year to meet the Fall 2016 grand re-opening.