Ridgefield Intermediate
and View Ridge Middle School
Ridgefield, WA

Ridgefield Intermediate School and View Ridge Middle School are housed together in a new 145,000 square feet facility. Ridgefield Intermediate serves grades five and six, and View Ridge Middle School grades seven and eight, with shared core spaces. Build to accommodate 1,200 students, the school has two levels and 44 regular classrooms, a dedicated science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) wing, band and choir rooms (plus a black box space), two gymnasiums, a multipurpose area shared with high school athletics programs, and a large commons that can be converted into a performance space. Key aspects of the design are flexibility of use, safety and security for students and staff, ease of maintenance, energy efficiency, and overall building operations that support both teaching and learning.

The STEAM wing is an important part of Ridgefield School District’s vision and is located at the front of the school as a featured and celebrated component. The classrooms are south-facing to maximize daylight. Connecting these two areas are the commons and media center, which give students from the two schools a place to interact.


Sunbelt Controls successfully completed the installation of a building automation system for the new campus.  The mechanical system consists of air handler units, a chiller, boilers, fan-powered boxes, variable air volume boxes, an energy recovery ventilator, and radiant slab heating and cooling. Sunbelt installed multiple MACH-ProAir and MACH-ProZone controllers. RC-Archive, RC-RemoteAccess, and RC-WebView from Reliable Controls provide building operators with the flexibility of a BACnet Virtual Private Network, archived system data, and a simple interface accessed by a secure single sign-on to manage the facility.

PRODUCT SOLUTION: Reliable Controls


Project Team

Architect:  LSW Architects, PC

General Contractor:  Emerick Construction

Mechanical Engineer:  Interface Engineering

Mechanical Contractor:  Betschart Mechanical, Inc.

Controls Contractor:  Sunbelt Controls