Where do students hang out in school? Those large group/transitional areas can be critical to how students perceive the functionality and aesthetics of their school. I remember in high school when the district decided to remodel our one "hang out" space during the school year. Kids wandered the halls and it became hard to monitor the students and keep disruptions down. One way that I see becoming more and more important is not only the "hang out" spaces but the connection of the students to their environment. Indoor/outdoor spaces can provide great spaces for socializing or large gatherings but they can also provide that connection that students need to have with their environment. The design of good transitional indoor/outdoor spaces can also be used as extensions of the classroom.