Julia Williams Kahla Middle School is a prototype middle school built to house 1,350 students has a compact and efficient design which allows for minimization of student travel distances between class changes. The organization of this plan allows for easy orientation of whereabouts in the facility. The administration and cafeteria on the first floor and library on the second floor are the central focus of the compact school. The cafeteria is surrounded by two interior paved courtyards which allow natural light into classrooms. One courtyard serves as a student area during lunch period and the other is reserved for art activities and displays.