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Reconfigurable Tension

Through a tensional negotiation, classrooms and other programs reconfigure and accommodate new spatial readings. Floors, ceilings, and wall systems create gradients of layering and veiling to facilitate shifting degrees of privacy and seclusion. A structural grid-shell roof spans the two wings and supports public programs in spatial and underlying sociopolitical tension. These programs push in and out of the existing structure and are located centrally, prioritizing the programs and history of these spaces within the context of the school. This undulating lattice frees up the ground floor to allow for a multitude of temporally shifting uses throughout the day and seasons where shared resources are programmatically compressed, unifying the site.