We love the Southworth Elementary School replacement for many reasons. Some of those reasons include the engagement of the community stakeholders, the partnership with the Nisqually Tribe, the great results delivered through the built environment, and the lasting relationships that were formed. We were able to reflect the tribe and community through experiential graphics and storytelling while responding to programming needs in high quality, flexible learning environments that facilitate connections between students and history, nature, and the community. The building design incorporates restorative design elements honoring the significance of Mt. Rainier, the water (Nisqually River and Salish Sea), the cedar tree, and prairie grass to the local Nisqually Tribe. Southworth Elementary opened for students in Fall 2022 and serves 550 students in grades K-5.