Ocean Air Elementary School
OWNER: Del Mar Union School District AREA: 80,000 SF
CAPACITY: 750 Students
Del Mar Union School District selected Westberg + White to design a new elementary school that would be different in form and function; an “out-of-the-box approach” from the District’s existing schools. The solution was to create a child-centered, three-dimensional environment that is both fun and exciting, utilizing playful shapes, color, and texture. The school focal point and architectural centerpiece is its medial learning center, characterized by a whimsical open-book shaped roof and highlighted by science beaker shapes. The design also celebrates the agricultural heritage of the area through the incorporation of galvanized sheet metal roofs and other architectural farming references.