Just as STEM curricula stir student curiosity, the building itself provides a wonderful opportunity for students to monitor, understand, and interact with the systems that sustain it. Engaging students in creating and maintaining their school environment encourages a strong sense of ownership of both the building and the way they occupy it. Beyond structural and mechanical systems, students can participate in art, design, and improvement projects to define spaces in classrooms, studios, commons areas, and courtyards. Excitement for learning grows when the building becomes an evolving laboratory, featuring projects, presentations, and the display of student work as a continual and renewing theme.