Liquid architecture, session one

For those of you who know us, this won't be a surprise. We take the idea of lifelong learning to heart. Our creative and fun-loving group has just begun...
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Class in Session at New Science Addition at Elmwood Park High School

With bright and roomy classes that open to the corridor thanks to the large overhead doors, distance markings on the floor and “drop-zones” in...
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21st Century Learning Environments

Creating a 21st Century Learning Environments with Students at Crete-Monee School District

Our team recently brainstormed with students at Crete-Monee School District to develop the program for their new 21st century learning environments. Students were given color markers and encouraged to write their ideas, draw sketches and make color selections...
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How would a student design a Learning Environment?

I recently sat with my daughter to assist her with a school project: a student designed learning environment. The dialogue was absolutely refreshing...
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Enhancing Daycare & Afterschool Programs

Enhancing Daycare and Afterschool Programs

The National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA) recently shared information about how and why to enhance daycare and afterschool programs. We hope you find the information inspiring and helpful...
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3 Inspiring Concepts for School Design at NEOCON 2014

Neocon is always a great source for inspiration. This year three ideas stood out as especially relevant to school design...
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High Performing Schools are Green

My takeaways from the Illinois Healthy Living & High Performing Schools Symposiums/Workshops, sponsored by Governor Pat Quinn, the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council and the Illinois Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The overarching theme of the event was how to
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Problem Based Learning at Elgin Academy

This Problem Based Learning assignment tasked students to successfully design the classroom space. The program challenged 5th through 8th grade students with the question: How could we redesign the interior of Sears Hall to maximize learning?
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Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Architect Carrie Matlock discusses some of the research around 21st Century Educational Theory and design trends for creating spaces to support it.
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DLA Architects High School Scholarship Program Awards State Level Winners

DLA hosts scholarship winners for “A Day in the Life of an Architect” and presents scholarships to the top entrants.
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