Inderkum High School
Inderkum High School is a state-of-the-art education facility designed around many contemporary concepts in high performance school design and curriculum delivery. As one piece of a multi-faceted Regional Education Center, Inderkum shares its site with a public library, community college and regional park. The Natomas Education Center shares all aspects of its site and facilities in a comprehensive joint-use fashion to serve the surrounding communities in this area of North Sacramento.
The High School is organized around a photovoltaic-covered, two-story glass atrium. Four academic wings radiate from this core and house classrooms, labs and support spaces. A performing arts theater and multiple gymnasiums are organized around the atrium that also functions as a social mall and food court.
Inderkum incorporates many energy-saving, high-performance features in its design. Photovoltaic panels generate 450kw of electricity and cover nearly half of the schoolâ€™s peak electric load. Academic spaces utilize daylighting principals to reduce the electrical needs and heating loads, providing learning environments proven to improve student performance. The mechanical system incorporates a ground source-heat pump and allows fresh air to be constantly introduced into the building, improving the indoor air quality.
- 2005 Construction Communications Magazine, Plaque of Honor Award
- 2006 American Society of Civil Engineers Sacramento Chapter, Architectural Engineering Institute Award
- 2005 Facilities Magazine Top 25 projects in Northern California
- 2005 Design Share International Forum for Innovative Schools,Â Citation Award
- 2010 CHPS Recognized High Performance School
- 2005 CASH/AIACC Leroy F. Greene Award of Excellence & Planning Award of Excellence
- 2004 Council of Education Facility Planners International, Smart Growth School Designation
- 2003 Council of Education Facility Planners International, Project of Distinction Honor Award