Category: k12 general

The Power of Color in K12 Design

Color is an amazing tool in K12 school design that has the power to improve or impair learning outcomes. Many studies have shown that color has an impact on students’ attention spans and perception of time, and has even been shown to reduce absenteeism and vandalism! While there is no single color... [Read More]

Evidence-Based Classroom Design

“It is largely assumed that a classroom is one thing. If there’s enough room for rows of desks and enough space for a teacher to stand, the classroom is both functional and finished." We think this view of the classroom is short-sighted at best. Here's why. The reason lies partly in the implied... [Read More]

K12 Trends That Matter in 2022

Education leaders have been required to rapidly change their educational strategies. Even when many schools had to physically close their doors, education continued virtually with very little interruption. Challenges have arisen, but these experiences have illuminated a powerful truth for leaders... [Read More]

2021 Year in Review

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Treating Every Space as a Learning Space

Education is constantly evolving, but over the past few years, change seems to have been put into hyperdrive! [Read More]

Human-Centered Architecture Leads to Better Schools

When applied to the K12 environment, human-centered design principles seek to optimize positive interactions between people and schools. How far-reaching are the impacts of this sort of design? [Read More]

Putting Students First in K12 Design

Elementary students and teacher gathered at a table

Take a moment to step back from your personal role in the K12 environment and put yourself in the position of the learner. How would you learn best? What learning activities are the most motivational to you? How do you interact with other learners? Finding the answers to these sorts of questions is... [Read More]

K12 School Design Sets Students up For Success

K12 design has remained anything but static over time. In fact, K12 design trends have been quietly shifting our perception of the education system as a whole. Instead of a cookie-cutter, government-budgeted approach, many districts are investing in more flexible learning spaces. It is becoming... [Read More]

Designing for Student Comfort in K12 Schools

young children playing in a classroom

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2020 Year in Review

As I have thought about writing this year-end article, many things have run through my head about the year we all went through in 2020. Some of the things we saw last year, we hope to never see again – cross your fingers. [Read More]