The architect developed the design for the new Zanesville North (Roosevelt) Middle School in an interactive design process with school staff and community members. Using a heavily wooded, hilly site on the southern portion of a larger site that includes the existing high school, the resulting design is a new school built into the side of the hill. The design makes CAPACITY507COST PER SQ FT$119.00FEATURED IN2007 Architectural Portfolio two-story structure appear as if it were only one story in order to blend into the residential neighborhood. The school for grades 6 to 8 is designed to function by grade or department with the library, gym and cafeteria available for after-school use. The redevelopment of athletic fields and incorporation of extensive landscaping, and the existing creek and road, help create a linked campus with the high school while providing separation for younger students. Extensive windows bring the natural beauty of the site and abundant daylight into every room.