Conceptual Campus Plan
A campus reconfigured to advance experiential and student-led learning
Hillbrook School is an independent K-8 grade school situated on a 14-acre woodland campus in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The school sought to modernize its campus and grow enrollment while staying within the allowable square footage stipulated by its conditional use permit. MKThink collected data on occupancy and utilization to determine actual capacity and opportunities for expansion. Workshops with faculty uncovered insights into pedagogy to define criteria for ideal learning environments. Surveys of the grounds explored utilizing green space for outdoor learning.