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Dune Lakes Elementary School

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

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“Anytime learning” is the theme for Dune Lakes Elementary. Whether inside the classroom or outside around the building, students are afforded unique opportunities to engage, collaborate and study. Embracing the theory that an abundance of daylight enhances learning, the design team sought to ensure that every classroom had natural light streaming through windows. As well, in hallways and other areas without windows, large, towering skylights serve to disperse daylight. Stepped seating, teaching walls, and interactive wall elements provide additional “anytime learning” areas. A basic teaching module consists of 2 classrooms, a shared learning space, storage, and teacher planning area, and single unisex water closets.

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First Place, Elementary School Category

Florida Educational Facilities Planning Association, 2019


Honor Award of Excellence for Unbuilt

AIA Florida Northwest, 2018

Merit Award

AIA Tallahassee, 2017

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