The first design, School as Campus, is a departure from the prototypical school or university campus. In this campus, individual buildings are arranged within a field of green space, paved plazas and parking lots. The buildings are connected by the outdoor, and often left-over space between them. For this strategy, the relationship of building to campus is reversed.
The second design, School as Landscape, uses the landscape onto which a school or campus is constructed as the enclosure and space defining element for the school. The left-over spaces of a typical campus are given an educational purpose and then woven into the building itself, blurring the distinction between indoor and outdoor educational space.