Architects Go Back to School

Rising to the design challenge of creating safe, efficient and inspiring environments for children

For almost sixty years, ever since the post-World War II Baby Boom created a classroom shortage of unprecedented proportions, school design has received a tremendous amount of attention within the architecture and education communities. So why, then, after decades of study, is there still no one “correct” way to design a school? One of many answers to this question is that architects, educators, and parents are by nature optimistic. Because they believe what they’re doing for their children ought to be the best it can be, school design will always evolve.

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