Following our pre-bond planning Corvallis School District contracted AC + Co to design this replacement middle school. The first of our school projects to receive LEED-certification, Linus Pauling Middle School is conveniently located next to the Osborne Aquatic Center and houses 600 students with the capability of expanding to 750-student capacity. Every classroom has access to natural light. The classrooms are designed to be clustered into houses for student gatherings. The school has two gymnasiums, a 125-seat community room with theater-style seating, a commons area that is used for food service, meetings, and performances, a centrally located media center, an elevator, and many other amenities for students and staff. A safety lock down system was designed for the school that utilizes key cards. This Silver-LEED certified school was ready for the start of the 2004 school year.