The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) recognized HMC Architects’ Floyd Farms at Leataata Floyd Elementary with an Award of Merit at the C.A.S.H./AIACC Leroy F. Greene Design and Planning Awards Ceremony on January 21.
Floyd Farms at Leataata Floyd Elementary will be home to a city-run community garden, Food Literacy Center’s cooking school and student gardens managed by the nonprofit’s program staff. The project will serve the 330 elementary school students enrolled at Leataata Floyd Elementary and their families, students throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District, and community members. Established in 2011, Food Literacy Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) with the mission of inspiring kids to eat their vegetables. The organization provides after school programming to children in Sacramento City Unified School District schools that teach cooking and nutrition to improve health, economy, and the environment. The new zero net energy (ZNE) facility incorporates the latest technology with practical applications for kids, and will produce its own energy with solar panels, allowing the nonprofit to keep its operating costs low.
Since 1991, C.A.S.H. and the American Institute of Architects, California (AIA CA) have held the Leroy F. Greene Design & Planning Awards to recognize excellence in school facilities design. The awards were presented at a special ceremony during the C.A.S.H annual conference in Long Beach, California.