Linda Abril Educational Academy
Phoenix Union High School District
42,018 Square Feet
Formerly known as Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy, the alternative school was renamed in March 2015 after longtime Governing Board member Linda Abril. The site is at the northeast corner of the existing Metro Tech campus.
The project features a 42,018 square foot two-story classroom building, parking spaces, and new lighted sports fields and courts for Metro Tech. The small alternative school accommodates approximately 400 students. The core of the program contains instructional space as well as a multi-purpose room, full service kitchen and administrative offices. Building materials feature integral color concrete block on the exterior facade and the interior corridors, metal panel accents, polished concrete floors, and LED lighting.
The design goals of ADM Group and Phoenix Union High School District were met by providing a high performance building complete with energy management, water efficiency, and superb indoor air quality.