Lino Lakes Elementary School, located in the Forest Lake school district is a STEM school which focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. STEM is an integral part of how the school functions and is therefore a large component of the design. It was important to create a space that was not only an aesthetic upgrade but also provided visual aids to each component of STEM. New mechanical rooms were added, classroom partitions removed and replaced with floor to ceiling walls for sound control and safety, the courtyard was filled in to add more classrooms, a new secure entrance built, and new landscaping promotes outdoor learning.