Century Elementary was designed to serve early childhood through fourth-grade with an initial occupancy of 350 students, which expanded to 550. Special emphasis was placed on technology integration, community interaction, and an exciting learning environment. The exterior use of proportionately placed brick, low modular windows, and concrete masonry units develops a sense of scale and ownership for students.Contextually, the design is responsive to a new community park and recreation center across the street. The Heart of the school is a skylight rotunda, which serves as the main organizational hub, and provides direct but secure access to the library, administrative center, multipurpose space, art studio, and classroom wings. The educational spaces are organized into three classroom wings for distinct grouping of the different grade levels. Colors and finishes were chosen to provide playful and vibrant contrasts of color and texture, reflective of the younger students who occupy the building.