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Campus Entrance

The design of Catheryn Gates Elementary School evolved from several months of planning with a 15-member educational specification committee. Specifically, the design had to promote the school’s identity, divide academic areas into grade-level groupings and provide a focal point for the campus. The front of the school features a large open plaza that is reminiscent of a public square--ideal for informal gatherings. A circular entry gate invites students and parents onto the campus. Between the two academic wings is the focal point of the campus — the library-media center. A curved glass wall along the courtyard side of the building floods the library with natural light. Book stacks are perpendicular to the curved wall and point to the center of the room, offering the librarian clear visibility to all areas where students might gather. The campus combines modern technology with current teaching philosophy to provide a productive learning environment for its students.


Campus Entrance

Diamond Creek Elementary School is one of six Roseville City School District elementary schools utilizing variations of the Catheryn Gates Elementary School site and floor plans.


Campus Entrance

Blue Oaks Elementary School is one of six Roseville City School District elementary schools utilizing similar site and floor plans.


Building Signage Example

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is one of six Roseville City School District elementary schools utilizing variations of the Catheryn Gates Elementary School site and floor plans


Administration Building & Campus Entrance

Stoneridge Elementary School is one of six Roseville City School District elementary schools utilizing variations of the Catheryn Gates Elementary School site and floor plans.


Campus Entrance

Junction Elementary School is one of six Roseville City School District elementary schools utilizing variations of the Catheryn Gates Elementary School site and floor plans.


Cirby Elementary School MP Building -- Typical Exterior

New multi-purpose buildings utilizing variations of the same site and floor plans were built for:

Cirby Elementary School
Crestmont Elementary School
Kaseberg Elementary School
George Sargeant Elementary School
Sierra Gardens Elementary School


Campus Entrance & Drop-Off Curb

Located among heritage oak trees in the rolling grasslands of Roseville, Robert C. Cooley Middle School is a new campus for 1000 middle school students. This 80,000 square foot campus was designed to reflect Roseville's heritage as the largest railroad switching station in the west. The plan evolved from several months of planning the course curriculum and departmental goals and needs with an educational specification committee of approximately 20 participants. The ideas reflected in the plan are evolved from extensive and creative discussions and observations about existing middle school campuses. Special attributes include the conscious separation of grade level classrooms while providing convenient common-use facilities to all. The combination of the Multi-Use Room and Gymnasium into a flexible 'grand hall' that can function separately or jointly was a major creative decision. There is no doubt that this is a place for many large staff and community functions that might not otherwise be possible. The integration with in-school detention classrooms as part of the Administration wing also reflects the foresight of the staff and was addressed by the design team. All told, this campus reflects the goals and the energy of a committee that observed other schools and desired to push middle school design to something more than a simple cluster of buildings.


Campus Entrance, Admin Building, Media Center

Barbara Chilton New Middle School is a new school designed to accommodate 1,000 students utilizing the original plan from Robert C. Cooley Middle School. The Cooley plan was programmed in 1998 and designed by DLM with extensive input from the staff and public while Christine Carter was Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum at Roseville City School District. The extensive staff input resulted in the district wishing to re-use the plans of Cooley Middle School for this new facility. Many districts have toured the Cooley site while planning new middle schools.