The Mt. View Elementary School project began with a concept design and planning process to help ASD identify and implement necessary programmatic and life safety improvements to an existing facility. Challenges include insufficient structural seismic bracing; an entry sequence that creates a security risk in that it is possible for someone to enter the school without bypassing the administrative suite; poor thermal and acoustical performance; and areas that do not meet accessibility or building codes. BDS developed innovative solutions for all the issues and helped the District to develop four renewal options with associated cost estimates. The agreed upon option was further developed to obtain funding and support from the community and the state.