The bright, sustainable, collaborative and expandable Pershing K-8 School replaced two aging ones—Pine Castle and Pershing Elementary School—and merged student populations into one learning environment with flexible instructional spaces that promote interdisciplinary teaching, collaboration, and development. The new campus, designed for 1,346 student stations, consists of a three-story, 160,000 SF facility with 18,000 SF gymnasium. Thanks to expert master planning it was completed $1,000,000 under budget on a compact, urban campus. This large school was placed on a 14.8-acre lot with all the amenities required by a typical K8—a 400-meter track, play fields, room for expansion, 179 parking spaces, and 4,400 feet of queuing. The 21st Century Learning environment accommodates flexible group, peer-to-peer, and individualized learning activities.