This design for a public middle school explores the theory of developing a community around education to generate urban renewal. The design of the school uses architectural planning at the neighborhood level to restructure society in a way that will regenerate a struggling neighborhood in Baltimore. The site strategy stretches the building out in a linear plan that bisects the block in two. Existing row house units create public and private zones which front towards the street and pedestrian pathways which perpendicular to the site, crossing over and under the building at different points. The paths also provide access to underground parking below the school.