Penza Bailey Architects provided a feasibility study for Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School. The school was designed and constructed in 1974, and is a 75,465 SF two-story structure with a 7,000 SF one-story recreation center connected by a linking corridor. The proposed educational program incorporates two previously separate school buildings, Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle and Lois T. Murray Elementary/Middle, into one facility with two distinct identities. Prior to the firm's beginning of work on the Feasibility Study, meetings were held with the community to understand their objectives and concerns for the redevelopment of the school site and its effect on their neighborhood. With the input from the preliminary community meetings, combined with the program requirements and the objectives of the “21st Century School Buildings Program,” the feasibility study team established project goals for the redevelopment. JV partner Newman Architects.