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Original Posting: https://architectureau.com/articles/old-school-new-school-2021/ REGISTER FOR EVENT The Old School New School conference returns after a two year hiatus with a virtual program that seeks to understand how architectural agency can influence positive learning experiences. Held over three online sessions, the conference will examine the design of learning environments in early childhood settings, schools and universities. […]
I will be presenting a workshop with Dr. Kathryn Murray–expert in brain development–called “Designing Brain-Based Environments” The purpose of this workshop is to discuss: The power of built environments and how they impact young children’s lives; The connection between brain development and classroom design; and, Introduce the Brain-SET framework for classroom design. The Free to […]
[Excerpt from New Book, “The Unspoken Language of Early Childhood Environments” (Tentative Title) , by Sandra Duncan, Christine Burkholder, and Lauren Magee] Young children are losing their childhoods in today’s traditional classrooms. Children’s childhoods are being threatened by classrooms that are filled with plastic, gadgets with buttons, television and computer screens, and closed ended learning […]
Using the Spatial Conditions of Emotions to Design Inspiring Early Childhood Environments Where are you . . . right now, this very moment? Chances are, you are either in or very near to a built environment. That’s because built environments are everywhere. They have been described as “surroundings created for humans, by humans, and to be used […]
Designing Classrooms for COVID-19 and Beyond – Article Excerpt COVID-19 is a lot like being on a roller coaster ride in an amusement park. You do not know what to expect on the other side, but you know it is going to be fast and somewhat scary. It is also like being on a roller […]
As many of you know, I have many wonderful opportunities to design and consult on many projects around the world. Recently I was able to play a small part in the interior furniture design of the Edgerley Family Horizons Center. Take a look at their video and see how they integrate interior design and learning […]