Student design input shapes new collaboration space at Lake Zurich High School

Student design input shapes new collaboration space at Lake Zurich High School

Dynamic, coffeehouse-style lounge shaped by student design input will empower kids to collaborate on projects and learn from each other.
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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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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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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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Neighborhood Schools are Good for Your Kids’ Health

This month, we've committed to spending 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days. All this focus on the outdoors and physical activity got us thinking about the schools we design and how active environments have the potential to enable students to "get moving."
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Progress at Lockport High School

This is the base mat for the running track going down.
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HF Fieldhouse Nearing Completion

.@DLA_Architects doing the punch list at @HFHS59 Getting really close!! #fieldhouse #Vikings #basketball #volleyball pic.twitter.com/BluNwirCc2 — Ed Wright (@EdWright111) April 3, 2014 @DLA_Architects installing the #flooring and #turf in the #fitness_center @HFHS59 Getting clos
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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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