Post-occupancy study reveals model interactive classrooms enhance participation, engagement, and mood/energy among Heartland Community College users.
How architects and higher education providers can create settings that cater to students with and without disabilities
Reconnecting with our outdoor environments means a social, mental, and physical boost for students and community members
Additions and renovations transform outdated high school into junior-senior high school with efficient systems, enhanced curriculum, and collegiate setting
Legat Architects pays tribute to Rob Wroble, one of its most prolific preK-12 educational designers, for three decades of making a difference for hundreds of schools … and thousands of students.
Educational architect Robin Randall shares realistic advice about the challenges of adding developmentally appropriate, play-based kindergarten classrooms while respecting budget limitations. As of December 2022, 41 states and Washington, D.C. require school districts to offer kindergarten, but only 19 states and D.C. require children to attend kindergarten, according toThe Education Commission of the States. There […]
Big-box store turned advanced technology center ushers in new programs, supports Lake County workforce, and upends stereotypes about industrial manufacturing. Massive press brakes that bend metal. Ovens that reach 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Robotic welding systems. Laser cutters. Programmable logic controllers. These are just a few examples of the $5.5 million worth of industry-grade equipment within […]
Meticulousness and clarity drive Jay Johnson’s three decades at Legat Architects On a freezing morning in 2011, coworkers Jay Johnson and Ted Haug studied precast concrete panels at a construction site on College of DuPage’s (COD) Glen Ellyn, Illinois campus. The project was the college’s new Campus Maintenance Center, and Johnson wanted to see how […]
A standout in Clearing: John Hancock College Preparatory High School design and construction earns “Best Project, K-12 Education” commendation from ENR Midwest Just after the construction of John Hancock College Preparatory High School started in Chicago’s Clearing neighborhood in 2020, Illinois’ Governor JB Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]
Modest investment transforms Ohio University basement storage space into esports hub for gaming, gathering, and building workplace skills If a college student enjoys film studies, there is probably a place on campus where they can join other film buffs. Similarly, performing arts fans likely have spaces where they can ply their craft with like-minded students. […]
Educational architect Robin Randall’s focus on setting up others for success leads to American Institute of Architects’ highest honor During meetings and presentations, architect Robin Randall is often seen smiling and nodding while other participants — client representatives, community members, coworkers — share their thoughts. The drive to listen, ignite dialogue, promote client ideas, and […]
Today’s school should be much more than a place to learn — it should be a nurturing setting that celebrates achievements and responds to the challenges of many different users. School leaders, architects, and interior designers face a challenge when it comes to educational settings: how can they create a facility that improves the lives […]