The K-12 school designed by Alan Ford is located in Denver, Colorado, United States. There are many inherent challenges in designing a K-12 school today that may contribute to this underperformance. The life expectancy of a new school facility is anywhere from 50 to 100 years while educational teaching strategies are changing with much more regularity. Architects are often faced with trying to satisfy the immediate programmatic requirements while still attempting to design a facility that will stand the test of time. Compounding this process is what are often very limited budgets. In the United States most K-12 public school projects are funded through the sell of bonds voted on by the general public.