Archinect - News 2014-04-24T13:09:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/73173661/a-classroom-for-the-21st-century-where-are-the-best-places-for-learning A classroom for the 21st century: where are the best places for learning? Archinect 2013-05-14T18:21:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:07:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d274eb6b1213f4c9cbc4b1e1f3549126.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... how does using a different physical space have an impact on learning? Bosch argued that changing the environment helps teachers and students to break free from old habits: "One of the things you can do is create an environment where you cannot function the same way as you used to. What happens when you go out of the school into a theatre, you have to improvise. When you improvise, you start learning and developing."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69336293/architecture-for-humanity-announces-strategic-partnership-with-the-center-for-green-schools-u-s-green-building-council Architecture for Humanity Announces Strategic Partnership with The Center for Green Schools, U.S. Green Building Council Archinect 2013-03-12T19:02:00-04:00 >2013-03-18T18:29:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xttt9i5cohzbuys7.jpg" width="229" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Architecture for Humanity announced their strategic partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The announcement comes in conjunction with today&rsquo;s release of the Center for Green Schools 2013 State of our Schools Report, which calls for the federal government to commission the first comprehensive study of our nation&rsquo;s school facilities needs in 18 years. Together the two groups hope to join others in eliminating our nation&rsquo;s deferred school maintenance bill through implementation of school improvement projects, addressing financing and providing tools to educators. The report estimates that $271 billion is needed to bring existing school buildings up to code &ndash; double that amount if we are to modernize schools - and that further research is needed to clarify how and where this investment should be targeted.</p> <p> About 50 million students attend nearly 100,000 public elementary and secondary schools across the United States. One in four stu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63950936/after-newtown-architects-weigh-school-design-changes After Newtown, Architects Weigh School Design Changes Archinect 2012-12-22T17:46:00-05:00 >2012-12-30T18:33:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d48950f0ebc831828aad6f370c172667.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mark Simon, a founding partner of Centerbrook Architects and Planners, agrees. &ldquo;I think [bars and other fortifying techniques] send the wrong message to both kids and teachers,&rdquo; he says. Based in Centerbrook, Connecticut, Simon has designed 20 school buildings, including five public elementary schools, though none in Newtown. &ldquo;Buildings tell stories, and when a building is designed that way, it tells you that it doesn&rsquo;t trust you. And kids intuit that they&rsquo;re not trusted,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59903958/kids-architecture-is-good-for-you Kids: Architecture is Good for You Archinect 2012-10-23T14:55:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:42:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d2f592df364aa02173120f6c3bc4c89c.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After seeing &ldquo;Best School in the World,&rdquo; a Center for Architecture exhibition on the progressive learning environments where Finnish students to the top of world rankings, New York&rsquo;s Justin Davidson aligned the layout of these schools more&nbsp;with tech company offices. We&rsquo;ve rounded up a few of the design perks that your middle-school self never dreamed of.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=upcoming&amp;expid=242" target="_blank"><em>The Best School in the World</em></a> exhibition explores this question from an architectural perspective: in what types of environments does learning take place today, and what kinds of physical settings are the most conducive to successful learning?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/48474875/33-alternatives-to-university-or-design-school-in-europe 33 Alternatives to University or Design School in Europe Archinect 2012-05-14T20:45:00-04:00 >2012-05-15T11:51:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1g/1gz4vex9a1ag3mzn.jpg" width="300" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To do things differently, it helps to connect with new people and contexts. Universities and design schools seldom make that easy... This handout contains the most interesting ones we&rsquo;ve found so far. It includes [with their permission] the findings of a scoping study for Schumacher College in England. No quality judgment is implied by inclusion in (or omission from) this list.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>