The Nueva School Courtyard
The Nueva School, a pre-K through 8th grade private school, is located on the site of the former W.H. Crocker Skyfarm mansion in Hillsborough, California.
In its redesign for the school’s interior courtyard, ACLA sought to respect the historic character of the space and to create new opportunities for outdoor education and interaction. The central piece of the design introduces a new water feature into the space--a flush ring of water set within the historic paving. The sound of the water, as it drains into a basin below, and the reflection of the sky on the fountain's mirrored surface breathe new life into the historic space.