Central Falls is the smallest and most densely populated city in Rhode Island. The only remaining vacant parcel in the city will become the new home of the new state-of-the-art Central Falls High School. The school will serve a diverse population of 9th through 12th graders, offering career technical programs in fields such as Environmental Engineering, Law and Advocacy, and Engineering and Robotics. Students will learn in a compact multi-story academic core as part of the 123,844 square foot school, which will become an icon for the city at the corner of Lonsdale Avenue and Higginson Avenue. The four-story building creatively stacks large program spaces such as the gymnasium and auditorium to consolidate the building footprint and maximize open green space for community use and outdoor classrooms for students and teachers. The building is designed to embrace ideal solar orientation for the academic classrooms, optimizing solar gain and light angles for the core teaching spaces. The highly efficient exterior envelope, increased insultation values, and high-efficiency all-electric mechanical systems will allow the new school to become net-zero ready.