Abandoning the traditional lecture-based classroom, River Bluff High School is designed to foster an environment that encourages student-led learning, where students are engaged through a flexible spatial organization and a technology-based work environment that accommodates all learning types. River Bluff High School is Lexington School District One’s first LEED Silver Certified high school. Green technologies throughout the 520,000-sqaure-foot school include natural day lighting, low-VOC finishes, recycled local materials, and an ice storage HVAC system. Opened in August 2013 as the first Expeditionary Learning high school in South Carolina, the 525,000 square foot school facility was constructed by China Construction America of South Carolina, Inc. and managed by Cumming. Nestled on 146.16 acres of land off of historic Corley Mill Road, the core facility has a capacity of 2500 students. The scope of the project includes plans for Silver LEED Certification and includes: flexible and collaborative learning spaces, a learning commons, performing arts center, coffee shop and cafeteria, dual gyms, state of the art media arts and music technology labs, wireless network capabilities, fully developed athletic facilities, an art gallery and student run school store.