Environmental Design in K12 Facilities
Understanding the relationship between how students are taught and how students learn is a constant cycle. Every student has a unique learning style, and, as a result, teachers have responded by offering content in a variety of formats. Susan Baker, AIA, ALEP, Senior Architect in McMillan Pazdan Smith’s Charlotte office, recently authored a thought-provoking piece on influencing learning spaces through “environmental design”. To accommodate different types of teaching and learning styles, architects can influence the environmental design, which takes into account sound, light, temperature, and seating design. There’s no longer a one-size-fits-all approach. Flexible learning spaces that leverage these design considerations are essential to the student and teacher experience.
To learn more and read Susan’s full article, visit the spaces4learning Magazine here.