Together with the non-profit Side Street Projects, we created a pilot program to teach architecture to kids in lower income neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The first school is Irving Middle School in Glassel Park. The goal of the class was to transform the interior space of their old library into a place that attracted more students. The existing library was consisted of rows of long oak desks and uncomfortable, straight back chairs. In response to this rigid layout, the idea of a circular reading lounge emerged through a process of design and model building. The result is an intimate space within a space.