Harvie Elementary School, designed for 750 students, can be expanded to 950. It represents an entirely new school design tailored specifically for its site and its community. The school is a one-story design with four distinct interconnected wings. All of the classrooms are located in three wings forming a continuous loop. This loop encloses a generous courtyard of both hardscape and landscape areas and is intended to be used as an outdoor classroom. Harvie Elementary is designed for multiple opportunities to experience learning. A combination of color patterns and interior materials throughout the school reinforces the goal of making Harvie Elementary a place of active learning for growing minds.
At the center of the outdoor courtyard is a paved compass-rose pointing to true north using inscribed lettering. When used with a shadow casting pole or gnomon, it acts like a sun dial. Students can track the sun's movement through time in relation to our position on the Earth.