Jason Lembke
Pillar Three: Invention.
Responsive design, by nature, translates into unique design inventions. They are personalized; not prototypical.

Each of the student groups addressed their problem statement differently. Had the space been configured as “traditional” classrooms are, I believe they would not have been as effective. We can no longer accept a blanket design solution to a diverse set of circumstances.

Pillar Four: 24/7/365.
Learning occurs anytime, everywhere. Our role has evolved from solely designers of space to igniters of change in society.

This Innovation Challenge took down the walls around learning and inspired the students to work into the night in order to meet their objective. They competed outside of school and in a loud environment with distractions abound. They were engaged and invested. We don’t need the walls enclosing every space in a school and we don’t need vast amounts of open areas. What we need is a careful balance centered on student outcomes.

Pillar Five: Inquiry Driven.
Asking the right questions leads to the right answers.  We will develop meaningful solutions to educational environments through engagement, careful interpretation and future based thinking.

Pillar Five’s applicability is plain to see; these students explored monumental topics in roughly eight hours. We provided an environment full of expert resources, including exhibitors and NSBA attendees.

Pillar Six: Partnership.
Being a knowledge partner means that our expertise and international resources are at your disposal with each project opportunity.

Each project opportunity is a step towards improving the educational experience for you and your students. The connection between facilities and student outcomes is tangible as showcased in our Innovation Challenge.

When you consider hiring an architectural firm, consider if they can match your innovation and can help you drive the conversation farther than ever before.

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