Impressive Branson School Student Commons by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
The Branson School Student Commons has been designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop and is occupying seventeen acres of hilly terrain in the residential community of Ross, California, just north of San Francisco.
The new building features overhead doors that open onto a generous plaza for dining, meeting and outdoor learning, and it takes advantage of the sunny southern exposure during the entire day. Its large window wall front onto an inviting terrace and lawn while the flanking support wings connect to the adjacent hillsides with board-form concrete walls. The building is LEED Platinum certified and features many sustainable strategies, including a living roof, radiant heating, natural ventilation and pervious paving.