Openness and connectivity were top priorities for this new elementary school, and the design of Walnut Creek facilitates flexible learning experiences and a culture of interactivity. The open concept media center permeates throughout the facility, designed to promote collaboration between academic content areas. Transparent classrooms foster dynamic student engagement with elasticity that incorporate hallways as an extension of the classroom for conferencing, mini-lessons, or extra working space. Abundant natural light in every classroom promotes better learning outcomes and overall student performance. A makerspace offers a creative, hands-on learning environment for science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities.