Hazel Wolf K-8 School – Where ‘biophilic’ design bonds children with nature

Hazel Wolf K-8 School is DJC Building of the Year for 2016 and a beautiful example of how natural elements like living walls and rain gardens can be integrated into school spaces. 

Check out this great article by Laura Kazmierczak of NAC Architecture from our recent special issue of BUILDING GREEN – 
‘Biophilic’ design bonds children with nature

From the article: “Despite a demonstrated need for a strong connection to nature, it remains a challenge for most schools to incorporate natural outdoor space into their programs. Now that we know there exists a problem, just how do we go about addressing it? The answer is in our DNA.”

Read more on DJC’s 2016 Building of the Year here

Photos by Benjamin Benschneider Photography 

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