Daniel Breeden Elementary School, in Brownsville, Texas, was primarily designed to fill a void in the community in which it is located. The facility program includes two-story classroom wings, a library equipped with a “kiva”, and a “cafetorium” which serves as both a cafeteria and a small auditorium. The library space and “cafetorium” are designed to be separated from secure academic areas when needed for community use. The earth tone color palette of the school is maintained throughout the interior and exterior of the facility to reflect on the natural surroundings and ancestry of the community. Finally, the facility is equipped with extensive outdoor walkways covered with canopies, which invites students to enjoy the outdoor space while being protected from the intense South Texas heat.