James Rutter Middle School, Science Building, New Design

Designed a new science classroom center on the campus of the James Rutter Middle School in Sacramento. The new one-story structure has an area of approximately 14,700 square-feet and includes eight laboratory classrooms surrounding a central corridor for collaborative workspaces. Building features will include large clerestory windows on the exterior longitudinal walls, parapet elements at the building perimeter, roof extending over the building’s entrances, and the use of brick veneer and stucco on the exterior walls to match existing campus buildings.


  • Eight laboratory classrooms
  • Collaborative workspaces
  • Restrooms, storage rooms, and mechanical equipment rooms
  • Clerestory windows along the longitudinal axis of the building
  • Wood framing with some steel elements in the exterior longitudinal walls
  • New Design
Project Stats
Client Elk Grove Unified School District, Nacht & Lewis,
Square Footage 14,700
Completion Date 2020
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