Ennead Partners Tomas Rossant AIA and Molly McGowan AIA co-authored an op-ed featured in the latest issue of Oculus Magazine. They discuss innovations in K-12 educational spaces, highlighting several trends that help inform how Ennead creates bespoke educational environments and optimizes K-12 learning cultures.
The op-ed discusses the importance of "spaces
in between" which help to establish a habit of
lifelong learning that continues beyond the classroom, the prioritization
of "maker spaces" that help foster design thinking and elastic minds,
and flexible classroom designs that can change to accommodate students’
needs. The connective thread of these trends is anticipating the
next step in a child’s academic career. This progressive design mindset
leads to the creation of spaces that will prepare students for the
future, and optimize each stage of learning along the way. The result
is sophisticated educational environments that balance
technically-advanced teaching spaces with spaces for serendipitous social
interaction and community building.
Read the full article here.