Sonoma Academy Guild + Commons

2018 Architecture Citation Award

Sonoma Academy Guild + Commons project fosters environmental-, social-, and community-conscious learning. Embedded with maker, cooking, and garden educational classrooms, the facility embraces biophilia. It was designed site-specific, resulting in a high-performance, market-transformative, healthy, resilient, low-carbon, sustainable design that reflects the region's resources, health and wellness, and nature.

This is a project for which the story is enriched by the holistic embrace of goals from a range of certification systems. Impressive environmentally sustainable features are integrated wonderfully. The building takes terraces from the sloped site to create an architecture of stacked layers that affords varied collective uses on different levels.

WRNS Studio

General Contractor
XL Construction

MEP + Technology
Interface Engineering

Electrical, PV Design, Daylighting
Integral Group

Civill Engineer
Sherwood Design Engineers

RHAA Landscape Architects

Green Roof
Rana Creek

Structural Engineer
Mar Structural Design

Charles M. Salter Associates

Kitchen Design
Vision Builders and Design

Celso Rojas