Since 2001 erstad ARCHITECTS has worked with the Riverstone International School. What began as a Master Plan, through a series of projects, has become a thriving campus. Early in 2007, a 10,650 SF gymnasium was completed. The project incorporated extensive clerestories to take advantage of natural sunlight, a lobby suitable for community meetings, telescoping bleachers, as well as offices and locker/shower rooms. Local manufacturer, Trus Joist International, provided the steel/wood trusses and engineered lumber that was used in the load-bearing walls.
In 2010 the Lower School, a 24,700 SF single-story building, was completed. The building design not only accommodated the school but also became a tool for learning. eA exposed structural, mechanical, and electrical systems wherever possible. Skeletal materials that make up a building were used as finish materials so the students, pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, could learn about the nuts and bolts of construction.
2016 provided another opportunity for eA to expand the campus. The 7,000 SF middle school addition replaced two aging modular buildings. The program included a general education classroom, science classrooms, music rooms, restrooms, and a couple of offices. The design reflects the existing lower school in an effort to maintain a cohesive campus. As a starting point of a larger expansion for the high school, it represents the continuing efforts of Riverstone International’s ability to provide world-class education.