Highlands School is a pre-K thru 8th grade school whose campus is located in a residential neighborhood. Though land-locked, the school has a buffer of dense forest surrounding the core buildings. In 2015 ArchitectureWorks began a planning process with the school to engage its stakeholders – parents, staff, students, and alumni. Through a series of workshops, online surveys, classroom discussions, small group meetings, and town hall meetings our team developed a prioritized list of goals for the masterplan that would serve the campus for twenty years. The first phase of the masterplan is a Student Life Center comprising a Gymnasium, a lunchroom with commercial cooking kitchen, four new classrooms and support spaces, and informal student gathering spaces. Phase one will be followed by future middle school classroom updates. Phase one is projected to be complete Fall 2019.