Cesar Chavez Elementary School

The design parti incorporates the oral story telling tradition with important “landmarks” of the indigenous people of the Americas into an assemblage which is rich in history and culture. The principle architectural feature of the campus is the two-story facade of the administration-library building, which simultaneously depicts the logo of the UFW and the portrait of Kukulkán — the most powerful deity of the Maya.

The next chapter in the oral storytelling tradition has been transmitted through the 200-foot long cosmic Indian embedded in the academic plaza. This relief is decorated with colorful images of the Mayan Astronomer, the colossal statues of Tula, the Aztec calendar and Anasazi solar spiral, and animals of the Americas, including the jaguar, llama, and parrot.