Marin Country Day School

CMG and architects EHDD developed a 25-year master plan for the existing K-8 private school nestled in a 37 acre canyon along the San Francisco Bay. In LEED Gold-certified Phase 1, CMG studied ecological systems that formed the existing campus, while the architect explored building program. CMG & EHDD collaborated on building massing and structure, open space, and circulation. Phase 2 is LEED Platinum Certified and includes a new ceremonial amphitheater, a K-2 Lower School playground, and a mile long Creek Restoration. The Lower School Playground features a play environment, supervised access to the streambed, and a garden.

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client:
Marin Country Day School
location: Corte Madera, CA
architect: EHDD
civil: Sherwood Design Engineers
size: 37 acres
master plan: completed 2005
phase I: LEED Gold, completed 2006
phase II: LEED Platinum, completed 2010
status: ongoing projects
awards: 2012 ASLA NCC Award
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Lower School playground rendering
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Axonometric diagram of Lower School playground and planting concept
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Site diagram of creek and conditions