Lake Washington School District wanted to construct an innovative building for their expanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program. M SPACE worked closely with another construction company to seamlessly integrate both modular and traditional building practices. The building was designed to be adaptable, providing versatile use of space to ASSOCIATED FIRMAbsherCOST PER SQ FT$384.61FEATURED IN2014 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYModular Facility meet the diverse educational needs of the STEM program. A traditional school design was not conducive because the building needed to be more fluid and offer ample room for group and lab activities. The building has eight academic clusters, each made up of two learning settings and one lab. Totaling 65,000 square feet, the two-story STEM school consists of 24 classrooms, a presentation hall, common areas, administrative offices, a full-service kitchen, restrooms and a nurse’s office. Project features include motorized skylight louvers, open balconies, intelligent sensors, an elevator, windows with motorized shades and photovoltaic solar panels. The building also has an equipment efficiency system, which students will monitor as part of the STEM curriculum.