Schools aim to prepare students for future success through a rigorous and intentional academic program, allow pursuit of individual interests, and support project-based learning. In order to achieve these goals, it is critical that the physical learning environment reflect its unique academic pedagogy and is grounded within financial realities. School administrators and designers can work together to develop these learning environments by examining facilities at a campus-wide scale. Using The Wheeler School as a case study, speakers will outline a data-driven approach to master planning that examines utilization, efficiency, programming, and ideal adjacencies. An analytical process helps designers develop a principle-driven framework plan that is responsive, facilitates decision-making in the short term and long term vision, and offers incremental and achievable moves that serve their client’s long-term vision. The process enables schools to develop a holistic understanding of campus needs and work towards a phased implementation and investment strategy.