Safer Schools: Designing for Both Physical and Psychological Security

Safer Schools: Designing for Both Physical and Psychological Security

09.19.18

K12 Studio Leader Rob Winstead shares evidence-based research and design strategies that are informing current policies on school security – building on recent testimony he delivered to the Virginia House Select Committee on School Safety in August 2018.

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First Day Jitters and Other Local School Updates

First Day Jitters and Other Local School Updates

08.22.18

For architects, the first day of school is often a day of great anticipation. Having imagined new spaces during years of planning and construction, it’s heartwarming to share “the reveal” with our clients: the glee of students discovering new learning environments feels almost like Christmas.

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Living Buildings in Higher Education: The Future of Sustainability?

Living Buildings in Higher Education: The Future of Sustainability?

08.02.18

65% of buildings registered and/or certified by the International Living Future Institute are for higher education institutions. What draws higher education clients to the Living Building Challenge? ILFI’s recent Summit at Hampshire College delved into LBC as a guiding philosophy, an advocacy platform and a certification program, with real and tangible impacts for both the institutions and the communities in which they operate.

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