Educational Research Design Symposium
About the Symposium
This symposium gave attendees the opportunity to interact with students, educators, administrators, architects and engineers, interior designers, IT specialists, and others focused exclusively on learning environments. In this ever changing society, the goal is to create spaces that allow students to flourish in their environments. The idea is to promote a broader view of issues related to learning environments. This was a great opportunity to enjoy the latest in educational facility design.
Positively Impacting Education Through Design
• Uniting Education & Architecture
• Safe & Secure Environments
• Holistic Healthy Environments that Inspire
• Creativity & Collaboration
Four student teams presented their project design concept and learning objectives with the following information:
• What is the space intended to do?
• How did you solve the objective?
• How does the space transform learning?
• How did your team collaborate?
Charrette Design Objective – Create an Innovative Learning Environment For 2025:
• What does it look like?
• How does learning happen?
• How does education practices and architectural space work in unison?
• How does this space transform learning?
• Environment must accommodate 37 learners.
FIRST PLACE – TEAM 2
The Learning Environment (LE) Team 2 designed is a learning hub supporting both individual and collaborative learning. It is designed as several functional units that can be assembled together as an integrative structure and fit into a given space. It is like a kit, the user can use whichever pieces to create their own LE, depending on the conditions of the space provided.
The learning idea of a mobile class room close to nature is exceptional. This set up should have an impact on the mindset of the students to engage them in learning more, it also creates an amalgam between the nature and the students and thus breaks the traditional class room concept surrounded by walls and windows.
“This solution was very ambitious and used the notion of a learning environment to the fullest extent by terming it a “whole learning environment.” The components were nicely thought out and each one was tied t educational concepts and learning styles.”
– JURY COMMENTS