The new Memorial Middle School utilized a Gignac & Associates “prototype” design that was modified and customized for the site and context for Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District. This new facility was built to replace the aging, original Memorial Middle School. The facility includes traditional classrooms, science labs with shared prep rooms, computer labs, a library, and a “cafetorium”. In addition, the campus has complete middle school athletic facilities such as a gymnasium, a football field with six-lane track, field events, tennis courts and practice football field. The middle school also includes a parent drop-off area with large canopy and a separate bus loop with canopy to protect students from heat and rain.