If you want students to collaborate more, build them an arcade
Adding an arcade at school can increase student collaboration and give them a more inviting atmosphere for learning.
What happens when you replace classrooms with ‘micro-environments’
Instead of traditional classrooms, Khan Lab School gives its students “micro-environments” that are designed to support different forms of learning.
How entrepreneurs can use design to start a school that supports their vision
For entrepreneurs who want to learn how to start a school, thinking about the campus is as vital as the learning model and curriculum.
Howard West: When a college campus and office park collide
Kurani partnered with Google and Howard University to give students Howard West, a chance to experience life as a STEM professional.
12 learning environment terms every educator needs to know
From “evidence-based design” to “utilization,” these learning environment terms should become common vocab for every educator and leader.
A campus designed for humane second chances
The Reset campus in Berkeley, CA provides a model for rehabilitating men through education instead of dooming them to prison.
The future of education comes to life at Khan Lab School
Khan Lab School is a physical representation of Sal Khan’s vision for education: human-centric, open-sourced, and easily scaled.
How smarter learning environments can help schools close opportunity gaps
The Connected Rural Classroom and Code Next are two ways schools can use tech to give students a fairer shot at a brighter future.
EPIC Schools: An inspiring new model for public education
EPIC Schools, based in New York City, offer a model for public schooling that helps close opportunity gaps for Black youth.
Create happier students, by design
Riverbend School, outside Chennai, India, shows how schools can prioritize happiness over grades through smarter design.
The differences between an architect, interior designer, and decorator
To pick between the three, first decide how much you care about the functionality of your space versus how it looks.
I’ve designed learning spaces for over 10,000 students. I keep seeing the same 4 classroom design mistakes.
Most of the time, classroom design mistakes come down to bad lighting, excess noise, too much decor, and physical discomfort.
When I realized architecture could change lives
Designing a recreation center in Pakistan, at 12 years old, taught me an important lesson about the power of architecture.
How to make better decisions when designing a learning space
Use these tips to design a learning space with greater intention and ensure students are learning as much as possible.
How your school’s lighting design affects students’ health, happiness, performance, and sleep
Proper school lighting design isn’t just about the brightness or dimness of a space. It changes how students think and feel.
6 must-have school spaces for project-based learning
Project-based learning is exploding in popularity. It works best if students can interact in the right environments.
7 ways your classroom design could be wasting you money
Avoid these classroom design mistakes so that students can focus on what matters and you can save money.
I design schools. ‘Hardening’ them isn’t the answer.
To design a safe school, students and teachers need more connection to their surrounding community, not a hardening of schools.
Your suburban home is probably terribly designed. Here’s why.
A recent call with my sister reminded me how much modern home design lets people down—and how good they could be.
Want to be smarter and more creative? Here’s how to design your space.
Smarter design makes for smarter people. You just need to know where to look—and learn—to improve creativity and boost intelligence.
The best learning environments have these 5 things in common
The best learning environments don’t just look pretty. They meet students’ and teachers’ needs and drive better outcomes.
How to select an architect—and get the school you’ve always dreamed of
Shopping for an architect to design your school requires a focus on two things: function and comprehensiveness.
How architecture affects your behavior, thoughts, and mood—at every moment
Architecture isn’t just a pretty backdrop to our lives. It’s an active participant shaping who we become.
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