The Nueva School

Science and Environmental Center

As part of a larger three-building project, the middle school expansion provides a home for deeper, more meaningful learning at the middle school level and eliminates the need for portable classrooms. The Nueva School sought to create STEM as a pillar of good education, and new facilities address the needed improvement.

The new science classrooms are technology rich and provide a home for multi-disciplinary science education. Project and prep space are located adjacent to the classrooms, as is office space, creating an integrated science suite.

Adaptable casework allows the room configuration to easily change to accommodate various pedagogies and group learning. A central demonstration and discussion area further increases flexibility within the science classrooms.

The other buildings within the overall project include an environmental science center and a multipurpose building.


Hillsborough, California


40,000 gross square feet


Laboratory programming, planning and design


Targeting LEED Platinum and Net Zero Energy


AIA Education Facility Design Award of Merit, 2022

US Department of Education Green Ribbon School, 2021


Leddy Maytum Stacy