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Community Participation in the Design Process

5 Tips to Building Successful Project Support by Carl Franceschi, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, MCPPO | Principal In any public construction project, engaging the community stakeholders is vital for a successful outcome. Whether the task is to renovate, add, or … Continue reading

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Designing Breakout Spaces for Schools

by Ann Marie Procopio, IIDA, Director of Interior Design + Associate When space is at a premium, finding places for students to meet or gather outside of the classroom is invaluable. These spaces can be created throughout the school such … Continue reading

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Career Tech Education for All

The Next Step in the Evolution of CTE by Carl Franceschi, AIA, LEED, MCPPO | President, DRA Career Technical Education (CTE) has evolved to become a valuable, robust, and flexible form of instruction that would be beneficial to all students, … Continue reading

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Flexibility in the Classroom

by Greg Barrett, M.Ed, REFP / Educational Planner Recently, in a professional working group, my peers and I were asked to respond to a prompt: How do teaching and learning approaches like Project Based Learning and Multiple Intelligences impact school … Continue reading

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Rethinking the School Garden

Some may wonder why schools are good places for gardening, but evidence shows that gardens can actually be great places for schooling. In fact, the US used to have many more at school gardens, which helped lead students to many state universities that began as agricultural schools. Continue reading

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