Golden Gate Academy
Project Insight: Oakland Hills, California
Golden Gate Academy is a Private school determined to open a new PreK-12 Academy the east bay. The private academy was receiving funding from community donations and the Church affiliated with their proposed school.
MADI was determined to develop the campus using the unique geographical features of the site. The new campus plan utilizes the geography by developing a plan to cascade down the hill, which maximizes the usable space will still retaining a strong connection to outdoor teaching and recreation spaces.
The final plan uses permanent modular buildings and a component style structure for the gymnasium, both designed to be ‘solar-ready’ for the future. Other auxiliary spaces will be of custom on‐site construction. A strong connection to the proposal church will be accomplished so that there can be share resources.