Ocean Knoll Elementary School Campus

Owner:  Encinitas Union School District
Architect:  Webb Cleff Architecture and Engineering

When Encinitas Union School District saw a need to expand its Ocean Knoll Elementary School campus due to growth, the District contracted with Enviroplex to build and deliver 7,680 square feet of classroom space meeting a specified “U” shape footprint.

Project Overview

The goal was to maximize the available campus space, maintain continuity within the existing structures and modernize the campus buildings. After reviewing a former project done by Enviroplex, Encintas USD found that they would be able to meet all of the requirements needed to expand the campus. From start to finish, the project was a collaborative effort between the school district, Webb Cleff Architecture and Engineering, and Enviroplex.

Completed summer 2016, the classroom buildings’ footprints are four 60×32 buildings housing two classrooms each and oriented in a “U” shape to create a wonderful sense of class community. The custom window and door assemblies, a 3-coat stucco exterior, 1.5:12 integrated pitched roof with finished soffits, and the custom colored two-tone paint scheme with contrasting door color complement the existing campus structures. The 5’ front, 2’6” rear, and 18” side overhangs add a pleasing aesthetic to the buildings’ strong horizontal lines, plus added protection from inclement weather.


Encinitas Union School District


Encinitas, California

Project Scope and Size

7,680 square feet of classroom space















Key Building Features

  • 1.5:12 pitched integrated roof with “Stone White” Kynar panels
  • 3-Coat stucco exterior with control joints
  • Acrylic finish coat with integral 2-tone color
  • Stucco flange welded door frames with continuous hinges
  • Custom store-front doors and windows
  • 8×30 view lites
  • Collins & Aikman “Infinity” carpet tiles
  • Continuous gutters and Schedule 40 downspouts
  • 16’ Teaching wall with sliding marker boards and storage per classroom

Sustainable Building Features

  • Four Solatube tubular daylight devices per classroom
  • LED lighting
  • Low and no V.O.C. (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints and sealant materials
  • “Comfort Cool” ducting system for increased air circulation and reduced decibels
  • High efficiency 11 EER 2-stage compressors with MERV 11 filters
  • Venstar thermostats
  • R30 insulation in ceiling
  • R19 insulation in walls

From Our Clients

“It is so great to see all of our children back at school. I really did miss them over the summer! And it is an extra special treat that our children are now in classrooms that are much more conducive for learning. The favorite comment from the children is, ‘the bathrooms are so clean and there’s green handles for the flushers.’ You have to love children’s expressions; I smile all day long.”

Kathleen Brewster

Albert Schweitzer Elem. School

“The Evergreen School District has used Enviroplex buildings for over ten years. We have purchased over 150 classrooms, bathrooms, and library buildings in various configurations. The newer configurations with pitched metal roofs, stucco-like finish, thicker installation, and internal HVAC units have been well received by our teachers and community. We also appreciate Enviroplex’s commitment to deliver the buildings on time for our accelerated eight-week summer construction schedule. During the last two years we have purchased 39 units, and they were all received during the one week window we gave Enviroplex.”

James Crawford

Evergreen School District

“Our students and teachers are truly enjoying and appreciating your classrooms. Enviroplex delivered this project as promised, on time, per specification and with minimal change orders. I realize how difficult this can be on a multi-million dollar project. We are entirely satisfied with the feel and sound quality of your concrete paneled floor system. I have heard zero complaints from our “1st Floor Teachers”. Thank you again for a very favorable construction experience.”

Roy Miller

Emery Unified School District

“We are thrilled with the result of our beautiful renovation. We now have 5 new classrooms to replace our ‘1962’ portables and trailer. It has been exhilarating to watch the weekly progress this summer. Our landscaping, classroom and parking lot makeover has greatly improved our community school.”

Kathleen Brewster

Albert Schweitzer Elem. School