With the green-building trend well under way in the corporate world, schools are jumping on the bandwagon. A 5,000-square-foot addition to St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., is open, airy and porous in a way most school design is not, and includes terraces and green roofs. "The design shuns the typical campus architecture of enclosed quads in favor of interconnectivity with the landscape," according to builder Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's project description.

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