The Delaware Community School is one of three new elementary schools designed by ENVISION for the City School District of Albany. Located on a tight inner city site, it replaces an older four story building that could not successfully be retrieved for re-use and meet the District’s planning standards. The site extends between two neighborhood streets. The new design is oriented from street to street, creating a schoolyard connection between them and orienting the classrooms toward the south and north, optimizing daylight control. The scale and detail of the building complements the neighborhood houses. A rich color scheme is utilized on the interior and exterior to enliven the children’s experience.