Terry White outlines the importance and success of the Association for Learning Environment’s mission to bring the voice of students into the planning and design of learning environments and talks to those who have developed, experienced and have been inspired by the programme.
Changing classrooms to learning landscapes – Rosan Bosch Studio’s work can be found the world over. What is it that makes their designs so recognisable?
Joining two classrooms together was an interesting challenge for Cambridge based architects Chadwick Dryer Clarke as Murray Hudson found out.
The University of Melbourne took to the road to establish what, worldwide, we’re discovering about innovative learning environments.
Dani Martin, Chair of the Western Australia Chapter of Learning Environments Australasia tells us what she found interesting at the latest A4LE conference in Singapore.
What do you do when you want students to develop work-ready skills? Three schools, all of whom worked with FGM Architects, created vocational spaces right in the heart of their schools, involving local businesses along the way.
Vocational education is often required to make do with more or less adapted standard classrooms or lo-tech practical workrooms. In the first of two articles on the movement to modernize and upgrade vocational education and the serviceability of its space design, Paul Hutton reports on a very challenging project in the American West.
How the design of a new primary school in Scotland is helping feed the brain.
What happens when you ask learners what great learning spaces should look like? That’s exactly what A4LE’s SchoolsNEXT competition did.
Architect, Karolina Szynalska outlines research being completed at the University of Cambridge looking to answer this question.
One of A4LE UK’s executive directors, Terry White, recently visited a school in South London that proved occupying an old Victorian Board School is no barrier to creating fantastically creative and supportive spaces in which large groups of students gather together to learn. The school was granted Teaching School Status by the National College in 2014. Here he explains what he saw there and details what he feels was important in making their vision a reality.
A new-build housing estate brought rising roll numbers and an urgent need for more classroom space at a village primary school near Chippenham.
By 2023, the number of pupils in England’s schools is projected to increase by a staggering 880,000. How will our buildings cope? Kevin Harvey presents the possibility of off-site construction – an approach already helping primary and secondary schools across the country overcome an array of place planning issues.
Ian Wilson suggests a design solution which provides all the benefits of repetition and standardisation but where each school can respond differently to prescribed programmes and accommodate their own site constraints.