Redmond School District’s newest construction, Ridgeview High School, has been awarded LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) provides independent certification that a building, home or community was designed and built in accordance with the following areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Ridgeview High School was constructed with 2008 bond funds. Dull Olson Weekes-IBI Group Architects (DOWA-IBI) of Portland, Ore. designed the school in partnership with the district. The school was completed in the fall of 2012 at a final cost of $73 million, which was less than the originally budgeted $80 million.
“Our goal in designing Ridgeview High School was to provide a facility that addressed the district’s vision for innovation in education while minimizing the impacts to the environment,” shared Alina Graham, DOWA-IBI Designer. “The entire process was a collaborative effort with student and staff input during design and a team-oriented relationship with …