Amana is a privately phased elementary charter school in north Fulton County. Its backdrop is provided by an existing strip retail center that will ultimately be converted to a 75,215 sf school. Three wings provide the core academic classrooms with support areas directly adjacent to the school’s main approach and entry. An outdoor amphitheater is planned, along with nature trails and other event spaces. The school also links to existing outdoor recreational fields. Interior spaces are given a unique and colorful playfulness to counter the existing structures straightforwardness. Clear story spaces and natural light are strategically placed to counter full height exterior walls at the facility’s rear facades.