Mildred B. Poole Elementary SchoolFort Bragg, NC This new elementary school consolidates and replaces 2 outdated facilities, accommodating 625 students in grades Pre-K to 5. The 109,100 SF building is organized with smaller-scale “learning studios” grouped into neighborhoods, with academic spaces to support all areas of the curriculum. The design incorporates 21st Century School concepts such as flexible learning spaces, technology immersion, and environments to support performance-based learning. To school is oriented for maximum daylighting and views and respects the existing wetland areas on site. This project incorporates various building components and natural site elements as teaching tools for sustainability and technology. The facility will be a LEED® Silver certified building.