The Pandemic and the Pivot 11.02.21

…the best long-term use of the community’s resources. Ultimately, the district identified a need for future-ready, modern learning spaces that would better serve students, families and the community, steward the…

Thinking Beyond COVID-19, Part Four: Design & Experiential Innovation 07.16.20

…for instance, of electric light.) Of course, most innovations are less pervasive and more iterative, resulting in evolutionary versus revolutionary change. (Say, the latest smartphone variation.) Before COVID-19, workplace design…

Engaging the Public in Community Projects 05.04.18

…surveys designed to reach different segments of the community—leave-behind surveys in community locations (e.g. barbershop, library, etc.), online surveys, and in-person app-based real-time surveys during public meetings. We may use…

Filling a Critical Gap 08.11.17

…to see 60% job loss by 2035, in industries ranging from foodservice, office and administrative support, and sales to transportation, healthcare and education. In fact, it’s already happening. A study…

Innovation on a Budget 06.16.21

…buildings, shopping malls, struggling community centers, etc. can absolutely be reimagined to meet educational needs, and, usually, at a significantly lower cost. Repurposing these empty structures can resurrect existing buildings…

Digging into the Details: Involving the Community 05.23.22

…of the entire community, so the entire community’s input is extremely valuable to our designers and architects. In addition, people who have lived (and will, for generations to come!) in…

Peck Elementary: Exploring Connections to the Community Through Expeditionary Learning 04.15.22

…integrity, excellence, inclusion, diversity, strength of character and leadership. Like other progressive educational models, EL is rooted in a student-centered environment that promotes creativity, innovation, collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving….

Community Colleges: One Path to a Better America 06.30.20

…our society that fuel racism and inequality. There’s so much in need of repair and, in some cases, to be dismantled and reimagined. Given the transformative power of education, a…

Designing in a Global Crisis: A conversation with the director of a public library system 05.18.20

…implications as they pertain to design, space, operations, etc. To that end, below is an abridged version of a conversation between myself (Vice President + Creative Director, SHP) and George…