Located in rural Fresno County, Pine Ridge ESD serves a population of 100 students at a single K-8 campus. Pine Ridge Elementary School had a need to replace portable buildings with a permanent building solution that contains three classrooms for pre-K and kindergarten grade levels, as well as other general renovations to the campus. The school district does not qualify for Prop 51 State funding, therefore passing a bond measure or attempting to secure hardship monies were the only avenues for funding their improvement projects.
Studio W began working with the District to perform conditions/needs assessments of their existing facilities and also served as the architect of record for implementation of the recommended improvements. Safety and accessibility improvements are needed throughout the campus, including upgrades to the administration area. The new modular classroom building helps to establish 21st Century educational principles in an environment that supports collaboration and a variety of teaching and learning methodologies.