• photo by Steve Smith

Howard Elementary School, Eugene School District

Eugene, OR

Project Categories

K-12 education

Business Type

Two-story replacement of the existing school


78,800 sf

This elementary school design allows for a heightened flexibility for different learning styles, creating spaces that work for multiple activities and collaborative learning. Graphics create a special learning environment and help to showcase how the solar arrays on the rooftop convert the sun into energy for the whole school.


PIVOT Architecture


Eugene School District

Special features

  • 89kW rooftop photovoltaic panels support an energy efficient system.
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting throughout, including color-changing and theatrical LED lighting.
  • Rainwater harvesting for non-potable reuse to save water
  • Low pressure-loss air handling systems. By reducing pressure loss, the system can operate more efficiently.
  • Variable speed single zone air handlers with EC direct driven motors.
  • High efficiency condensing boilers designed to maximize the heat output from the fuel they consume while minimizing wasted energy.