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EL Marino

Elementary School

Campus Guide

The campus guide provides a comprehensive assessment of El Marino’s built environment, from site to buildings. It uses both quantitative and qualitative data analysis to capture the current state of the school:

  • Physical condition

  • Community needs

  • Effectiveness for future-ready learning

Comprehensive Assessment

For quantitative analysis, the facility condition assessment is completed by a professional facility assessor. Alongside campus staff, professional facility assessors evaluate all of the campus' major components to determine the lifespan from today and to project the costs needed to maintain the campus.


The final assessment is synthesized into the following report card. Click here to download.

Quantitative Analysis


El Marino Elementary School Grade Report
Qualitative Analysis
Actual Users

For qualitative analysis, a series of workshops, a site walk-through and a community forum capture how the campus functions daily and throughout the year.

Working with the campus’ site committee—volunteers including teachers, school principal and maintenance staff, and the campus’ actual users—parents and community members, priorities are recorded and synthesized into two maps.



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Dining area is too small. Functions poorly as a performance space. HVAC doesn't work and cannot be repaired. Lacks storage.

Cafeteria 2

Drop-off / Pick-up

Drop off area does not work for the student population. Speed of cars, multiple approaches and bi-directional traffic flows are problematic. Cones are used on some streets to direct traffic.


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Reception and Admin

Reception is too small. Enhanced visitor management is desired, making check-in both easy and welcoming. Health suite is poorly configured. Not enough space for teachers.


The Facility Master Plan will focus on the following:


  • Improve Drop-off / Pick-up

  • Expand Staff Parking Capacity

  • Improve Safety and Supervision

  • Improve Outdoor Use

  • Improve Admin Building

  • Expand Dining and Kitchen

  • Add All School Assembly

  • Improve Classrooms

  • Replace Portables

  • Improve Amphitheater

  • Improve Learning Center

  • Improve After Care

  • Improve Specialized Learning


Click on the arrows to cycle through each of the findings.

Existing Site Plan


The rough order of magnitude costs for academic and non-academic facilities will begin being posted by September 2019.

Next Steps
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