Moving Beyond One Teacher, One Classroom 09.19.17

…a screen. It isolates the learners to their individual spaces while symbolically and literally separating the teacher from the student. When talking to students, teachers and parents during educational visioning

SHP Architect Elected Governor of Ohio for Association of Learning Environments 09.18.18

CINCINNATI, SEPT. 17, 2018— Jeff Parker, AIA, LEED AP, ALEP, Director of Educational Visioning at SHP, was recently elected Governor of Ohio (Area 2, Midwest Great Lakes Region) for the…

Josh Predovich Celebrates 20th Anniversary 04.15.21

[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Driven, Learner, Experienced, Available, Focused[/perfectpullquote] “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup….

What Is a Playground For? 06.29.17

…when they are active. Running, jumping, skipping, climbing, rolling, hanging, flipping, falling; these aren’t just activities that happen at full blast—though that’s true, too—but are also the tools with which…

On Puddles and Rigor: The Academic and Playful Act of Puddle-Jumping 07.12.17

…game opens up and expands, changes level, and draws in all the children’s intelligence. And this intelligence stimulates observations, thoughts, and intuitions, and leads the children closer and closer to…

My Passion: The Value of Outdoor Learning 07.07.15

…adventure. That’s why I love designing for educational spaces, particularly early childhood and K-12 schools. For example, in an outdoor learning garden, students can learn about, either through planned lessons…

How Experience Mapping Helps Kids Envision Their Ideal Learning Environment 06.06.17

…day, the results can be remarkable, offering insights into important relationships and priorities that could be difficult, if not impossible, for that same child to put into words. Alternatively, if…

What Does Your Playground Sound Like? 07.17.17

…I received included: crickets, music, quiet, birds, echo, my friend laughing. The children envisioned a playground that included adventure, a store, swings, ladders, slides and a hill to roll down….

Uniqueness of Place: Defining Locale in Outdoor Education 02.22.18

…physical, historical and experiential context. As with all good investigations, ours starts with a series of questions that both inform the design process and will live on as an educational