Project Update

Castilleja has hired WRNS Studio, Winner of the 2016 Best Green Schools Award, as the new lead architect for its building and landscape design. The WRNS Studio team is known for its ability to collaborate with all stakeholders. Castilleja’s choice to work with WRNS Studio was heavily influenced by a desire to create new spaces that improve the neighborhood and the school experience at the same time.
Mike Bellinger, Principal at BFS Landscape Architects, will develop the landscape and tree plans for Castilleja’s reimagined campus. With over 25 years of experience, he is known for defining critical issues and building consensus around ideas that enhance the natural environment. His previous work with WRNS prepares him to create outdoor spaces that will complement the indoor spaces beautifully.
Hormoz Jansen, Managing Principal at Interface Engineering, is the lead mechanical engineer. He brings over 20 years of experience with sustainable and complex design systems, including LEED Platinum projects, CHPS projects (Collaborative for High Performance Schools), and net positive buildings.