One For The Books: Sauvie Island School / by Matt Loosemore


Last year we unveiled one of our new projects:  The Joyce Miller Owens Annex at Sauvie Island School. We’re excited to show off the project thanks to photos by Josh Partee. 

The contemporary building lines with 21st century technology to integrate with the existing structure, meaning kids can interact, get immersed in and excited about learning. 


The 3,128 square foot building is wood framed and sided with James Hardie siding (which, cool fact: was donated). 

To help improve learning, we incorporated natural daylight (daylighting increases overall learning), designed for connections to the outdoors with attention to acoustics, circulation, and function. We built classroom additions and a science lab for the middle school while echoing the existing school and its architecture. This was all done under a very tight budget.