9 Billion Schools: One School’s Journey – Educational Trends 09.27.17

…themselves from other educational institutions. Private and parochial schools have more freedom to determine curriculum, testing and academic structure, allowing greater flexibility to adjust to educational trends. The “One School’s…

9 Billion Schools: One School’s Journey – Educational Design Trends 10.19.17

Educational facility designs are changing in response to broader shifts in education. In this post, SHP Leading Design architects Jeff Parker and Dick Thomas outline 11 facility design trends and…

Six Lessons from a Facilities Master Planning Process “On Steroids”: Part Two 04.14.20

community in your facilities master planning process, you can’t assume a victory at the polling booth. Despite the deep and wide community involvement in Sycamore’s process, the district still invested…

Best Practices for Theater Design 09.28.21

…in need of a performance venue. And in many instances, these spaces double as community centers, playing host to mayoral candidate debates, community health fairs, adult education, guest lectures —…

An Irresistible School: The Ridgemont Story 11.11.17

…digital literacy. They are empowering students to own their education, and providing an outlet for creative, collaborative learning. While we see these trends and developments across all of our clients,…

9 Billion Schools: One School’s Journey – Making a Case for the Future 07.11.17

…with accelerating, in part, by envisioning its future. The transition team has formed sub-committees to consider every aspect of school operations: curriculum, student life, recruitment and enrollment, marketing, and so…

Early Childhood Education: Where Pedagogy and Architecture Come to Play 08.05.21

…serious disservice to the children, teachers, staff—indeed, the entire community—that the ECE facility is intended to serve and improve. When it comes to ECE facilities, ECE spaces that embrace different…

Mary Lee Schott joins SHP Leading Design as Director of Higher Education Interior Design 03.25.17

…Postal Service headquarters. “This newly created role reflects our passion for designing places and spaces where learning occurs, particularly within the higher education market,” explained Lauren Della Bella, President of…

Putting the Early in Early Childhood Education 10.18.18

…periods (including too much television viewing) Lack of verbal interactions Limited contact with the outside world and nature Furthermore, babies exposed to actively negative environments—scary, angry, painfully noisy, traumatic—develop fewer…