The design, while creating something new and modern, respects and preserves the existing campus language. Open, colorful, and easy-to-navigate spaces promote a healthy learning environment and promote self-discovery and autonomy. The surrounding community cares deeply about their school, so it was important to create a welcoming gateway onto campus that engages the community and students while also respecting the surrounding neighborhood. Lush landscape and vegetation connect students and visitors with the project’s place and regional ecosystem. The space is planned as efficiently as possible to reduce the carbon footprint. Vertical and horizontal fins will help reduce glare and heat gain in the building’s lobby. With the use of bioswales, the project can infiltrate and treat stormwater runoff. Large roof overhangs aid in shading the outdoor learning and amphitheater space and the reuse of existing materials is integrated into the lobby space. These measures not only encourage a healthy learning environment, they will reduce energy costs over time.