The new Peirce School is located on a sloped site, in approximately the same location as the original building. Major streets surround the site, making it important that each view be interesting. The curved design elements reflect the look of the town, known for its many water towers. The cafetorium has a curved wall of glass overlooking a terrace for outdoor dining. The rounded forms of the library, with the science room and art room above, create a focal point both inside and out. Community use of the building, particularly the gym and cafetorium, was accommodated by placing a second at-grade public entry at the lower level of the building, taking advantage of the slope.