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Design Pattern: Bringing It All Together

Bringing It All Together

One of the big benefits of the Design Pattern Method is that it allows the planning team to develop ideas at different scales.

Bringing It All TogetherThis makes it possible to work on an individual element of a school while simultaneously keeping an eye on how those elements interact — with each other, with the whole school and with the larger community as well.

To learn more, read The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools (Nair, Fielding)


Traditional Classroom

Learning Studio

Learning Suite

Small Learning Community

Welcoming Entry

Student Display Space

Home Base and Individual Storage

Physical Fitness

Science Labs, Art Labs, and Life Skills Areas

Art, Music, Performance

Casual Eating Areas


Interior and Exterior Vistas

Dispersed Technology

Indoor-Outdoor Connection

Furniture: Soft Seating

Flexible Spaces

Campfire Space

Watering Hole Space

Cave Space

Designing for Multiple Intelligences

Daylight and Solar Energy

Natural Ventilation

Full Spectrum Lighting

Sustainable Elements and Building as 3-D Text

Local Signature

Connected to the Community

Bringing It All Together

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