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Category: Educational

Educational Design

By Mandie Lee
October 03, 2019 Category: Educational, Knowledge

The average age of the American school building is 50 years. Schools are one building type that were all familiar with because weve all been to school, says Prakash Nair, president and founding partner of Fielding Nair Architects, specialists in learning space design. Schools followed the sage on the stage model that is, a classroom layout with a central platform where the teacher stands, and chairs that face it. Its simple enough, and it worked well enough. The challenge now, according to Nair, is to imagine what a school could be, as opposed to what it has always been. What Is Usually OverlookedIn Learning Space Design According to teacher and former interior designer Erin Klein, space plannersoften miss incorporating the students ideas and opinions. Its not the architects fault. One of the first things architects and designers do is they have to bid for jobs that theyre interested in or clients come to them. Either way, theyre consulting with the client. However, that doesnt

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