Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School

Updated: July 2015


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BrainSpaces, Inc.

856 N. Fairfield Avenue, Suite #1

Chicago, IL  60622

Ph:  773.531.3221


Matanuska-Susitna Valley Borough School District, Wasilla, Alaska

In association with McCool Carlson Green Architects

Machetanz Elementary is the first school in the state to receive the US Green Building Council's LEED certification: LEED Silver rating.

It is the first school constructed with the new prototype plan developed by BrainSpaces, with McCool Carlson Green and the Mat-Su School District and Borough. This 54,000 sf, $13 million prototype incorporates the best of our current knowledge while anticipating future trends in technology and education. The Learning Signature, "A center for creating community", goes beyond the school as being just a community asset and affirms it as a catalyst for the creation of healthy viable communities in the Mat-Su Valley.