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As part of a community-based facility, Summit View Elementary was designed as a separate, yet adjoining building to Summit View Middle School. Typically, each school functions independently, but the buildings are zoned so that facilities of the middle school can be jointly used for events such as academic and athletic tournaments. By sharing a common kitchen and centralized mechanicals, infrastructure costs were reduced compared with constructing totally distinct facilities. The two-story school was designed to take advantage of the site by allowing ADA access from each floor directly to the exterior. A central courtyard allows daylight for interior spaces, and individual restrooms at the lower grade level classrooms reduce class disruption.