Category: k12 woym

Building Choice into the Classroom

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Inclusive Schools for Those with Disabilities

a child in a wheelchair sitting in a classroom

To considerately design for disabilities in the classroom can be a challenge. Yet, it is perhaps one of the most powerful ways architects can help society. Students with disabilities have just as much right to a quality educational experience as other students. When each and every student has a... [Read More]

Visual Communication: A Critical Element of Your Back-to-School Plan

common area of a k12 school

As K12 schools plan for classes this fall — online, in classrooms, or a hybrid of both — those that opt for some form of in-person instruction will need to deliver it safely. In order to do that, schools will need to follow health guidelines and communicate information effectively and clearly... [Read More]

Keeping Your K12 Project on Budget

When designing a K12 facility or renovation, there are tons of things to consider. Usually, the spotlight is put on the functionality of the facility, it's affect on students, staff, and so on. This can make it easy to underestimate how much your project will cost. While arguably not as interesting... [Read More]

What Psychological Impacts Does K12 Design Have on Students?

The interior design of a school has a meaningful impact on everyone in the school. Whether or not it's a positive experience depends greatly on the quality of the decisions you make. Poorly thought-out K12 projects will negatively affect the lives of students and staff for a very long time. Since... [Read More]

Building Classrooms that Fit the Students

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Reducing Student Stress through Better K12 Design

group of young students sitting at a table and teachers talking at a lobby desk in a school library

Stress can be a very strong negative force on a student’s academic performance – as well as their health and personal lives. When cortisol levels are elevated, the body has to work harder to regulate stress hormones, making it very difficult for pupils to concentrate on learning. And while... [Read More]

Evolution of Farming & K12 Learning Environments

a field drone irrigating a field

Farming isn't what it used to be. Over the last century, we've experienced a rapid evolution in the way that farming is done and in the way produce shows up on our tables. These relatively sudden and dramatic advancements in machinery, fertilizer and pesticide technology has caused our farming to... [Read More]