Early Years

Specialist Labs Come Of Age

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.

The emerging trend in building curriculum-specific labs is frequently satisfied by remodelling obsolete general classrooms.  Because these spaces are often relatively small, exciting transformations can take place over summer holiday months and kick start the new school year when students return.  The dilemma of not having enough money can still be a challenge, but public, school districts are learning to build partnerships with their community members.  In the case of one lab, successful professionals saw the value of giving back to their communities by funding an inspirational learning space for students.  

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