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Agricultural + Natural Resources Academy (Ag+NRA)
(# 392)
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Climate mitigation and the revitalization of an agricultural community define the Agriculture + Natural Resources Academy. Providing a growing need for agriculturally based curriculum and cooperative opportunities for local farms, the Coachella Valley HS campus will soon house one of the largest and most technologically advanced agricultural educational facilities in California. Serving as proving grounds for students, the Ag+NRA will provide pathways for students wishing to pursue careers in agriculture and technical sciences. Implementing multiple fundamental design strategies to both mitigate and thrive in this extreme desert environment, the Ag+NRA features extensive use of shade, both passive and active mechanical systems, thermal mass with night ventilation, and daylight-water-wind-solar harvesting.  Embracing the FFA motto “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve,” the Ag+NRA will be a valuable asset to students, educators, and the region as a whole.
1_Perspective-Animal-Ring.jpg 2_Aerial-Site.jpg 3_Site-Plans.jpg 4_Floor-Plan.jpg
5_Sections.jpg 6_Building-Systems(1).jpg 7_Perspective-Orchard-Entry.jpg 8_Perspective-Promenade.jpg
9_Aerial-Promenade.jpg 10_Aerial-Arena.jpg 11_Perspective-Night.jpg 12_Perspective-Orange-Walk.jpg
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