TEDx Designing Places for Learning

Danish Kurani explains why architecture changes the way people learn. Watch as he shows us how to design better schools.

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TEDx Designing Places for Learning

Danish Kurani explains why architecture changes the way people learn. Watch as he shows us how to design better schools.

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High Tech Elementary

Escape from generic classroom spaces! This prototype demonstrates how K-12 schools can transform the basic box into a powerful learning environment.

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High Tech Elementary

Escape from generic classroom spaces! This prototype demonstrates how K-12 schools can transform the basic box into a powerful learning environment.

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Columbine Elementary

Redesigning a 70-year old classroom environment to support personalized learning, project based curriculum, and student collaboration and idea sharing.

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Columbine Elementary

Redesigning a 70-year old classroom environment to support personalized learning, project based curriculum, and student collaboration and idea sharing.

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EPIC High Schools

Campus prototype for NYC public high schools designed to improve college and career outcomes for black and latino students through empowerment practices, applied learning, and career coaching.

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EPIC High Schools

Campus prototype for NYC public high schools designed to improve college and career outcomes for black and latino students through empowerment practices, applied learning, and career coaching.

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Denver Personalized Learning Schools

Assessing and redesigning Denver’s primary schools to support personalized learning. In partnership with the Imaginarium and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Denver Personalized Learning Schools

Assessing and redesigning Denver’s primary schools to support personalized learning. In partnership with the Imaginarium and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

HER Workshop Center

Converting a wagon factory into interactive conference and workshop space for the Houston Escape Room where adults learn through play. Construction ongoing.

HER Workshop Center

Converting a wagon factory into interactive conference and workshop space for the Houston Escape Room where adults learn through play. Construction ongoing.

Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice

Located in the active Bed-Stuy neighborhood and named in the honor of Nelson Mandela, this new New York City high school expects to cultivate the next generation of change agents.

Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice

Located in the active Bed-Stuy neighborhood and named in the honor of Nelson Mandela, this new New York City high school expects to cultivate the next generation of change agents.

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Social Emotional Learning New York

SELNY is a psychotherapy clinic and adult learning center that enhances intimate and professional relationships through adventures, experiential learning events, and personal and group therapy.

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Social Emotional Learning New York

SELNY is a psychotherapy clinic and adult learning center that enhances intimate and professional relationships through adventures, experiential learning events, and personal and group therapy.

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Wodonga Middle Years

Australian intermediate school offering students deep learning opportunities through a project based, design-thinking curriculum and a strengthened relationship with local community.

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Wodonga Middle Years

Australian intermediate school offering students deep learning opportunities through a project based, design-thinking curriculum and a strengthened relationship with local community.

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Blackstone School

One of Boston’s lowest performing elementary schools, Blackstone is re-imagining the urban school model for 2013 and beyond. A new campus will help reconnect students to learning opportunities in their neighborhood.

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Blackstone School

One of Boston’s lowest performing elementary schools, Blackstone is re-imagining the urban school model for 2013 and beyond. A new campus will help reconnect students to learning opportunities in their neighborhood.

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Harvard Radcliffe Quad

Public space installation provides a medium for the Radcliffe Institute to engage the entire university and local community, while becoming a launch pad for new discussions and future collaborations.

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Harvard Radcliffe Quad

Public space installation provides a medium for the Radcliffe Institute to engage the entire university and local community, while becoming a launch pad for new discussions and future collaborations.

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Classroom Co-Creators

Project with Boston Public Schools demonstrates why the design of a school campus is vital to learning and development and how strategic investments in the built environment can support ongoing initiatives in education reform.

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Classroom Co-Creators

Project with Boston Public Schools demonstrates why the design of a school campus is vital to learning and development and how strategic investments in the built environment can support ongoing initiatives in education reform.

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Brazil Schools for 2030

The State of Rio needs 900 new schools by 2030. Many schools will serve slum neighborhoods currently lacking any education infrastructure. How do you design schools that can improve the outlook for entire communities?

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Brazil Schools for 2030

The State of Rio needs 900 new schools by 2030. Many schools will serve slum neighborhoods currently lacking any education infrastructure. How do you design schools that can improve the outlook for entire communities?

Sports Science Institute

Redevelopment of a derelict and polluted site into a campus for a Sports Science Research Institute. The campus navigates extreme infrastructure conditions to introduce alternative sports to Brooklyn.

Sports Science Institute

Redevelopment of a derelict and polluted site into a campus for a Sports Science Research Institute. The campus navigates extreme infrastructure conditions to introduce alternative sports to Brooklyn.