This school we recently opened in Vancouver features the warm wood tones of the region, and contains a wide array of built-in furniture and storage. Sunlight streams in through large glass panes and skylights, and working windows allow the school community to control air flow in their spaces. Rather than large central bathrooms, each learning community Has several smaller bathrooms, and many sink areas in the commons that promote hand washing and art projects too! How important is it that school spaces make students and teachers feel at home? What easy solutions are there for making learning spaces into secure, warm areas for learning?
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.