Eagle Heights Elementary is situated on a hilly site with adjacent wooded areas. The plan is arranged as a two story structure that wraps around the crest of the slope and tucks into the hillside, acting as a “walkout” on the lower level. The two story classroom wings fan out along the main circulation spine and contain alcoves in each room with large sun shaded windows. The light filled main entry is situated between the classroom wing and the common spaces and allows the building to function for after hours use by closing off the entire classroom area. Since the budget could not support a full auditorium, a performance space was achieved by creating a raised stage between the gym and commons spaces.