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Schools of the Future

Catharine R. Watkins Elementary School by Perkins Eastman DC

In this two-hour session, students will serve as both client and designer for a School of the Future. Starting with a small group session, students will brainstorm about values, learning styles, and space types that may be present in future schools, before the larger group reviews some architectural images to help get their designer juices flowing.  The class will set out to identify a common set of values and components to guide the design exercise before breaking up to create a model of their own School of the Future for the remainder of the session. Class will be led by primary and secondary school (K-12) architects and designers from Perkins Eastman and Perkins Eastman DC.