Terra Academy is a 46,250 square foot K-12 school, and will be the first charter school in Vernal, UT. The design of Terra is completely unique with two distinct pods of classrooms that incorporate open space for interactive and group learning. Between the classroom pods are a gym, cafeteria, and administrative functions. The school features a fully functional, full-size commercial-grade kitchen where students will be served lunch. The school sits on 12 acres of ground near the Utah State Uintah Basin campus and includes a full-size soccer field and several acres of “edible schoolyard” where students can learn to grow crops as part of the curriculum. The development of Terra Academy required active coordination with Uintah County, Vernal City, multiple land owners, as well as negotiating the intense winters of the Uintah basin. Final delivery is scheduled for August 2015.