Today’s students face a future that is exponentially changing in a myriad of ways. We must align teaching, learning and the spaces required to support it to this reality. The design of the North Kansas City School District (NKCSD) Students in Academically Gifted Education (SAGE) project is unique as it reflects the transformative planning and design process. The design will help the SAGE program and facility align to this reality. This project includes 35,000 square feet of open studio environment, a robotic lab, a makers lab, science lab, full kitchen with multipurpose space, and administration. The program also includes 25,000 square feet for NKCSD Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program, where students are immersed in professional environments engaging in curriculum developed by industry professionals and program instructors.