This ambitious adaptive use project was inspired by visionary educators who sought to create a first-of-its-kind STEM showcase for DC Public Schools. Our team engaged with them to deliver state-of-the-art academic and laboratory spaces that foster collaborative and project-based learning for science and technology within a dynamic learning environment built to connect engage and inspire. Promoting a high-quality educational experience, the innovative use of materials and modern, high-tech laboratory spaces fosters excitement and curiosity for learning. A model for innovation, the aspirational project achieved a Platinum LEED Certification from USGBC. We incorporated vibrant graphic identity components that depict inventors, industry icons, and scientific role models to further inspire students as they work toward their goals.