Text description provided by the architects. The Epiphany School is a recently opened expansion of a Pre-K-5 school in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle. The project includes a new classroom building and a public art space, and in order to make way for the new building, four houses were removed from the site, with two of them relocated to other parts of the city. The architectural character of the project mimics the scale of the neighborhood and consists of individual roof forms.
On target to achieve LEED Gold certification, the school includes photovoltaic panels and fans, a green roof, natural ventilation, green furniture and a sustainable land management plan. As a complement to its sustainable features, a curriculum has been developed by the faculty to use the building as a teaching tool for sustainability and energy conservation. A prominent meter wall is located in the building with educational text and graphics where students can chart the building's water, gas, electric and solar power usage.