Bannon Creek Elementary School
One-of-a-kind two-story sets the style for Bannon Creek’s campus conversion.
Bannon Creek’s modern classroom building paved the way for the school’s conversion to a K-8 facility. The fully custom AMS building features matching two-story classroom wings connected by a site-erected second-floor walkway covered by an open truss roof with fresh air openings—a stylish urban take on local barn roofs. The high-end building is bright and airy, daylit by large custom windows on both levels and oversize skylights in upper classrooms and hallways. High-efficiency systems are roof-mounted to reduce noise, working with sound-buffering insulation between floors to keep classrooms library-quiet. Thoughtful features, like modular storage for student Chromebooks and recessed full-length markerboards, support 21st century learning.
- Flexible classrooms fit multiple curriculums that can evolve over time
- Exterior pop-outs add architectural relief and character to the façade
- Space-efficient side bump-out houses ADA-compliant elevator
AMS value-engineered the building design for significant cost savings, while still delivering the custom structural design, quality upgrades and energy-efficient features we wanted for Bannon Creek. The building’s design and longer lifecycle meet our educational program needs now, with the flexibility to meet the changes and larger capacity needs we anticipate moving forward.
Natomas Unified School District