Jennifer Wong

Jennifer Wong

New York, NY, US


The Architecture of Education | Design Thinking 2013

The evolution of our public education system has transformed our schools into factories.  The architectural organization of schools must be updated so that children are not products to be moved around and educated en mass but instead the school should be redesigned to reflect the social organization of a city.

The perfect example for adaptive redesign of a public school is William Ittner's Carr Elementary School in St. Louis, MO.  In 1909 it was one of the first elementary schools to be designed by an architect.  This building serves as an architectural experiment to advance the design of a public school.


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Status: School Project
Location: Saint Louis, MO, US
My Role: Author
Additional Credits: Washington University in St. Louis