Do you prefer quiet nooks or large, active rooms when learning? Most of us are a little of both, depending on the circumstance, and students often wish for Cave Spaces in their learning areas. The safe feeling of enclosure allows them to relax, and for students with challenging home lives, such spaces are important for their success in school. In the image above, a nook in the background holds a bench for quiet reading, while the foreground shows furnishings that can easily be moved by students in this elementary school commons area.
Randall Fielding, AIA, is the Chairman and Founding Partner of Fielding Nair International, LLC, an award-winning school planning and design firm. Randy oversees FNI’s primary mission to improve learning by serving as a world leader in the creation of new and renovated educational campuses that are in consonance with best practice and research.