Most Popular Articles and Research:
Design Features for Project-Based Learning - Research by Susan J. Wolff, Ed.D., February 2002.
A detailed study including a synthesis of 32 design features of the physical learning environment that support and enhance collaborative, project-based learning
Innovative Pedagogy and School Facilities - Case Study by Elliot Washor, 2003.
The story of the MET School in Rhode Island — a drama, history, doctoral thesis, and design manifesto. "This 100-page book is a must-read for anyone interested in beating the odds to create an innovative school."
Learning, Lighting and Color: Lighting Design for Schools and Universities in the 21st Century. - Article by Randall Fielding, AIA, 2006
Excerpt: “The desire for a broad spectrum of light and color is consistent with a more holistic curriculum — one that takes into account a variety of learning styles and modalities. We all learn differently and at different times. We need a variety of lighting levels and qualities and colors of light.”
Flexible School Facilities - Article by Frank Locker PhD, AIA, with Steven Olson AIA.
"While a ‘glove fit’ between programs and facilities is often a design goal, flexibility for the future is better served by the metaphor of a mitten."
But Are They Learning? - Article by Prakash Nair, May 2002.
School Buildings: The Important Unasked Questions
The L-Shaped Classroom: A Pattern for Promotional Learning” - Article by Peter C. Lippman