Project: K-5 Montessori Elementary | Spartanburg SC
Course: 5th Year Studio
Professor: Chris Beorkrem
School: UNC Charlotte
Award: 1st Place, Atkins Library Research Awards
Concept: A playful and engaging learning environment for children based on the Montessori principles
Five Montessori principles (below) inspired the educational design. Each works toward creating an environment that embraces a child’s nature to move, explore, grow, play, and ultimately learn.
- Ordered environment
- Learning from/with peers
- Movement + cognition
- Connection to nature
How can the Montessori Principles facilitate a design where the building itself is a tool for learning, maintaining a fun and stimulating learning environment for children?
Status: School Project
Location: Glendale, SC, US