Harvard LEFT 2015: What I Learned
In April 2015, NAC visited Cambridge, Massachusetts for the “Learning Environments for Tomorrow: Next Practices for Educators and Architects” two-day workshop. During the workshop architects and educators from around the world came together to understand key principles of designing innovative K-12 learning environments. The following are ideas and concepts that emerged from the event.
When thinking about how to create a design guide for a school, they wanted us to use the following 5 P's:
- Learning context/people: demographics, developmental needs, target population
- Essential educational program features
- Guiding architectural design principles
- Key spaces and adjacencies/particulars
- Conceptual design diagrams/plans
The information that was gleaned from this conference has certainly stimulated our thinking and the work that we do.