This new middle school will replace an existing 1950s era building, increasing capacity in the growing District from 560 to 1,200 students. The school serves a diverse and bilingual learning community. The new design uses an educational pathway that connects an array of instructional groupings that interact with a landscaped courtyard. Literal and figurative bridges and portals are incorporated to engage students and faculty with community, resources, a variety of instructional space, daylight and outdoor spaces. The commons and courtyard create an axial indoor/outdoor armature for the formal arrangement of spaces that provide community assembly spaces that feature different types of site engagement. The building is designed to serve educational, community partnership and civic purposes. Estimated completion is Summer 2020.