SUNSHINE COTTAGE SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN
SAN ANTONIO, TX
The Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children is a private auditory/oral school for grades K-5. The building was designed to blend in with the existing site through the addition of natural materials such as stone, masonry, and wood. The use of galvanized metal adds a modern element and glass lets in an ample amount of natural light, providing a connection to the landscape.
Rialto Studio designed the outdoor spaces to feel inviting and provide a comfortable place for the students to learn. A small amphitheater with limestone block seating and a flagstone stage area provide a rich and active environment. Other site amenities include outdoor classrooms, a nature trail and playing fields, giving plenty of opportunity for outdoor learning. These amenities are set into a native planting design that helps to blend the building with the site.