Learn by Design Schedule
K – 12 Educational Planner, DLR Group
Director of K12 Strategy + Research, Standford d.school
Libraries of the Future – The Urban Learning Park
This project aims to address current social and health issues through the creation of a new physically interactive learning model. It proposes the adaptive re-use of disused urban carparks into a new public building typology, bringing together the library, the urban park, the art gallery and community center.
The project gets tech and educational experiences into every facet of the community, all ages and all levels of expertise. Do Space is a one-of-a-kind concept: It’s a community technology library, a digital workshop, and an innovation playground filled with new opportunities to learn, grow, explore and create
Ghata – Bringing Education to Syrian Refugees in Informal Tented Settlements
The Ghata was designed in response to the protracted Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon. Initially envisioned as a shelter unit, the design was adapted as a classroom – serving thousands of refugee children – to prioritize access to education as a strategy to school a lost generation of youth displaced by war.
HEART Board Pyramid
How do we make places people truly love? In an intriguing approach to understand the simplicity and impact of production, Heart Board Pyramid provides participants of all ages with a modular temporary popup space and furnishing system that fully unleashes their creativity and concrete problem solving skills. Made from 100% recyclable and reusable cardboard, this sustainable architectural project only requires the manpower needed to fold the material and creativity.
KM Kindergarten and Nursery
This is a renovation project of a dilapidated kindergarten in Osaka,
Japan. For our design, we focused on two significant issues: children’s lack of exercise
caused by narrow site in urban location, and children’s lack of knowledge about local business. Through architecture and design, we attempted to make these positive and impactful changes.
Missouri Innovation Campus
A progressive partnership between a school district, community college and University is reshaping the way students experience education at Missouri Innovation Campus. The 2 + 2 program, which is a collaboration between both industry and academic partners, focuses on learner outcomes in an immersive and rich real-life workplace experience.
Outdoor Classroom for John Muir Middle School
Designed to promote a unique connection to the natural environment, the Outdoor Classroom at John Muir Middle School allows students to learn and play while enjoying the outdoors. This minimal gray and yellow enclosure is the perfect balance of natural and built space, and is completed with a stage and seating to provide definition without disrupting the surrounding large tree canopies.
Pathfinder Kindergarten Center
Pathfinder Kindergarten Center in Washington is an innovative, next generational learning environment for 600 Kindergarten students under one roof. The custom design solution reduces time lost to transitions through push in specialists and decentralization of services.
Sierra uses a fully flipped classroom model, with teachers providing targeted guidance: no textbooks, no bells, no teaching walls, no corridors, no teacher desks, no lectures. The design supports this with collaborative spaces, transparency, and flexibility. Comparable strategies can be used to retrofit any school building to support similar pedagogy.
West Houston Institute
Designed by a team of educators from Houston Community College and designers from PBK and Harrison Kornberg Architects, the West Houston Institute is an integrated set of Next Generation learning spaces created to facilitate innovative, design, and STEAM learning for formal and informal students of all ages.