Port Townsend, Washington
Salish Coast Elementary School
“No child left inside” was the guiding philosophy for the landscape architecture design team in delivering the Salish Coast Elementary School for the Port Townsend School District. The goal was to create meaningful, place-based collaborative learning, a commitment to engagement with the broader community, including a regional bike lane and offsite parking, and recognition of an intimate relationship between their community and natural surroundings. All these elements came together for a cohesive design that supports a diversity of learning, age-appropriate play, neighborhood fit, and connections to nature.
Port Townsend School District
The stakeholders highlighted the importance and their commitment to the “walkability” of their campus and community, so we put extra emphasis on pedestrian and bike connections. The site design incorporated paved play, stormwater features, a community sports field, and two community gardens, all fit within tight budget constraints while satisfying program and educational goals.