Roseland University Prep是一所小型且独具特色的大学预科特许高中，位于加州Santa Rosa中心地带的一个面临困难的社区。对于在这里就读的学生以及他们的家长来说，学校对他们的生活产生了重要的影响：超过95%的学生在毕业后进入大学，这一比例比加州和全国的平均水平高出近30%。
Roseland University Prep is a small, unique college preparatory charter high school in the heart of Roseland, a community of extreme adversity and need within Santa Rosa. The school is making a large impact on students’ lives as well as those of their families; more than 95% of the students who attend Roseland University Prep graduate and attend college, a rate nearly 30% higher than California and national averages.
▼学校建筑外观，school building exterior view appearance © Matthew Millman
The form of the school is derived from the simple agrarian barn of rural areas like those surrounding the Roseland site. The single gabled roof and corrugated metal cladding speak to both the rural setting and the cost effectiveness needed to meet the tight budget provided by the state. Through a few strategic moves, the simple barn structure is opened up both figuratively and experientially. By pulling the western side of the form apart and allowing the natural landscape in, light and nature are immediately accessible to the students, visible within a classroom’s distance throughout the school.
▼体量在西侧被“拉开”成两半并引入景观 © Matthew Millman
By pulling the western side of the form apart and allowing the natural landscape in
▼波纹金属板外墙，the corrugated metal cladding © Matthew Millman
Directly across from this courtyard, a double height gathering space with bleacher seating opens to the corridor and creates a direct connection between the courtyard and the adjacent playing fields. This space, coupled with the courtyard, forms both a central cross axis to the building and an eddy within the circulation corridor along the building’s length, a space for students to meet casually during breaks from class as well as for formal teaching or community gatherings. The multifunction and centrality of this gathering space reinforces the family-like nature of the Roseland student community.
▼从户外望向中庭，view to the atrium from the outside © Matthew Millman
▼双层高空间设有阶梯座位，double height gathering space with bleacher seating © Matthew Millman
▼走廊尽端，the ends of the corridors © Matthew Millman
Skewering the barn structure is the circulation spine, clad primarily in glass and running the length of the building. At each end, the second-floor circulation spine extends beyond the building structure and cants to the west to form breakout spaces for the adjacent classrooms. The glazing of this spine allows light to spill into the corridor and the classrooms while providing the students and teachers with access to views of the natural environment and distant mountain ridges of Santa Rosa throughout their day to increase their overall wellbeing.
▼玻璃立面带来望向自然景观和远处山脉的视野，the glazing provides views of the natural environment and distant mountain ridges of Santa Rosa © Matthew Millman
Throughout the school, the focus is on the experience of the students, from the flow and eddies of circulation and gathering to the deliberate exposure to light and nature. The materials of the school further augment the school’s experiential and nurturing qualities. All corridor and classroom walls are clad in natural plywood and homosote panels, providing warmth and texture while integrating a pin-up surface for the secondary information crucial to the learning environment.
▼开放而温馨的交流和学习环境，an open and warm space for students to meet and study © Matthew Millman
The resulting design creates a strong identity for the school while providing intimate learning environments that foster collaboration and empower the student body. As younger students at the neighboring elementary and secondary schools look west towards the high school, they see a place that is open and inviting, warm and nurturing.
▼从操场望向建筑，view from the play field © Matthew Millman
学校自开放以来便一直被Santa Rosa社区誉为教育的灯塔，为本校、全学区乃至更大范围社区的学生们指明了未来的道路。正如当地报纸The Press Democrat的CEO及出版商所言：“如果说有哪所学校的建筑能够为其学生的文化与成就带来积极的影响，Roseland Prep就是最好的案例之一。”
In addition to providing an inspired academic environment for the students, the building doubles as a community center outside of school hours. For the primarily Latino population, numerous traditional dance festivals are performed throughout the year, reinforcing the rich history and culture of the local community. The building provides an armature for teaching about and celebrating the community’s diverse ancestry.
Since its opening, the school has been lauded by the Santa Rosa community as a beacon of education and promise for the Roseland University Prep students, the school district, and the larger community. As noted by the CEO and publisher of the local paper, The Press Democrat, “If ever there was an example of a school building that could positively impact the culture and achievements of its student, it is found at Roseland Prep.”
▼立面夜景，facade night view © Matthew Millman
▼场地平面图，site plan © Aidlin Darling Design
▼一层和二层平面图，first and second floor plans © Aidlin Darling Design
Project location: Santa Rosa, CA
Architect: Aidlin Darling Design
Client: Roseland School District
Prize: Honorable Mention in Architectural Design / Educational Buildings