The design of the Eleanor Dase Center at The Athenian School, a 12,000 s.f. new building, is based on the use of prefabricated steel buildings. The cost of this new facility is significantly less than traditional construction. This allowed the school to maximize the amount of new program spaces on their campus, which includes two music classrooms, practice rooms, a large multi-purpose room, a conference room, and a new outdoor plaza that will provide a new locale for informal concerts, performances and practices. Prefabrication of the building shell will also cut months off of the construction schedule, minimizing the impact of the construction on an active school campus. Careful consideration was given to making the metal buildings fit into the campus context.