The United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) seeks to redefine the culture and expectations of public education, especially among Hispanic and other minority students, by providing a rigorous curriculum in a well-managed, structured environment. In this spirit, UNO hired Wight & Company to design and build its new charter high school on Chicago’s Southwest side. The $27 million facility was completed in 2013. The angular exterior of the building was inspired by a geode rock, while the inside speaks to the soccer enthusiasts within the student body. The building is divided into six “zones”, each of which represents a World Cup Federation. The high school was also designed with the greater community in mind; high visibility, ample outdoor gathering space, soccer field, connections to public transit, green initiatives, and access to local park and schools has made the school a neighborhood destination.