Terrace Middle School Learning Resource Center

Lakeport, CA

Terrace Middle School students had been living with a series of well-worn portable buildings which accommodated their library, computer lab and overflow classrooms. A big priority for the Lakeport Unified School District’s Measure T Bond program was a new Learning Resource Center and Central Quad to bring some “heart” to the campus.

Students are drawn to the new Quad, with its uniquely shaped concrete seating and generous shade structure. Whether gathering for an amphitheater style presentation or for a shady lunch hang-out spot, middle schoolers now enjoy a new home for their vibrant school social scene.


When faculty members reported back on their tour of nearby projects, we discovered a group of progressive teachers who wanted their library to be more than a box for storing books. They described their vision as an engaging center for learning where teachers can bring in classes, and students can collaborate – in an environment where books are always within close range.


The computer lab can be closed off with a wood-framed movable glass wall – or opened up to the airy and spacious library for large functions and presentations. Throughout the space, there’s ample natural daylighting and views to the Quad.

A range of furniture options allow students to explore old, new and undiscovered forms of independent learning in a safe and supportive environment.

We love the building… and all that you did to help it come to fruition. The students love it as well!

Jill Falconer
Superintendent, Lakeport Unified School District