Adding an arcade at school can increase student collaboration and give them a more inviting atmosphere for learning.
Instead of traditional classrooms, Khan Lab School gives its students “micro-environments” that are designed to support different forms of learning.
For entrepreneurs who want to learn how to start a school, thinking about the campus is as vital as the learning model and curriculum.
Kurani partnered with Google and Howard University to give students Howard West, a chance to experience life as a STEM professional.
From “evidence-based design” to “utilization,” these learning environment terms should become common vocab for every educator and leader.
The Reset campus in Berkeley, CA provides a model for rehabilitating men through education instead of dooming them to prison.
Khan Lab School is a physical representation of Sal Khan’s vision for education: human-centric, open-sourced, and easily scaled.
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, based in New York City, offer a model for public schooling that helps close opportunity gaps for Black youth.
Riverbend School, outside Chennai, India, shows how schools can prioritize happiness over grades through smarter design.
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.
Designing a recreation center in Pakistan, at 12 years old, taught me an important lesson about the power of architecture.
Use these tips to design a learning space with greater intention and ensure students are learning as much as possible.
Proper school lighting design isn’t just about the brightness or dimness of a space. It changes how students think and feel.
Project-based learning is exploding in popularity. It works best if students can interact in the right environments.
Avoid these classroom design mistakes so that students can focus on what matters and you can save money.
To design a safe school, students and teachers need more connection to their surrounding community, not a hardening of schools.
A recent call with my sister reminded me how much modern home design lets people down—and how good they could be.
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 don’t just look pretty. They meet students’ and teachers’ needs and drive better outcomes.
Shopping for an architect to design your school requires a focus on two things: function and comprehensiveness.
Architecture isn’t just a pretty backdrop to our lives. It’s an active participant shaping who we become.
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