A Residential Setting for Academy of the Pacific

The four-acre campus of the Academy is in a residential neighborhood on Alewa Heights, and the random arrangement of its buildings, many of them former residences, provides an informal, comfortable surroundings for its 150 students. As the first step in the Academy’s long-range plan to improve the campus, Mason Architects prepared a Conceptual Master Plan.

  • The plan will guide each future phase of work, striving to improve functionality yet retain the residential scale and atmosphere of the campus.
  • Mason Architects
    • Reviewed all relevant plans and documents
    • Prepared floor plans of existing buildings
    • Met with staff and administration to determine needs
    • Investigated planning constraints on the site
    • Prepared site plans showing new or renovated facilities
  • The final plan
    • Replaces two buildings
    • Constructs an addition on a third
    • Reconfigures drives and walkways
    • Makes better use of open spaces
    • Thins or adds vegetation
    • Increases ADA accessibility
  • The Master Plan also
    • Summarizes the existing condition of the buildings
    • Analyzes their functionality
    • Recommends replacements or improvements
    • Provides architectural guidelines for new construction

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Site Plan.