DAC joined the team halfway through the design stages for this new Middle School, and immediately went to work evaluating a selecting the materials and technique that would be able to best serve the budget and goals. The design features staggered “pods” for the different grade levels or functions. The external materials are low-maintenance, meant to last through years of use without extra finishing. The interiors are large, spacious, and light-filled to be as conducive for learning as possible. The finished product — which includes a handful of athletic fields, commons area, and cafeteria — was completed two months early.