Mary Lyon Elementary School


Mary Lyon Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington wills serve 450 PreK-5 students as well as autism, Title 1, and English as a second language programs, while also acting as a community center for this underserved but tight nit neighborhood.  This Next Generation learning facility was designed to support flexible modes of learning through a variety of space sizes, mobile teaching technology, and reconfigurable space with moving walls.  It further intends to be inclusive and nurturing of all parties through visual connection and overview, to inspire curiosity and learning through ‘we are all language learner’ phrases embedded in the architecture and ‘sea to sky’ imagery representative of the surrounding Puget Sound environment, and to generate student and community pride through these expressions and dramatic volumes.