Committee on Architecture for Education

ALBION DISTRICT LIBRARY BY PERKINS + WILL IS A 2018 COTE TOP TEN RECIPIENT. IMAGE: DOUBLESPACE PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is a large and active group of architects and allied professionals concerned with the quality and design of all types of educational, cultural, and recreational facilities.

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of the Education Facility Design Awards! View the projects >

What works in K-8 and why? Good question...!

  • 1.  What works in K-8 and why? Good question...!

    Posted 08-16-2016 16:21

    Better Designs Through Deeper Understandings.  Understanding our clients’ perspectives is at the heart of what we do as architects, but how often do we step away from the drafting table to dig below the surface?  Unfortunately, not often enough.  Such is life these busy days.  All the more reason that I'm excited that Grimm+Parker is committing resources to investigate a topic generating a surprising amount of interest across the country: K-8 schools.  Do they work and, if so, why?  By surveying experienced educators Grimm+Parker hopes to fill in the gaps and provide insight to school districts currently considering the question. 

    Please join me in pushing the survey to as many of our colleagues in education as possible.  The survey link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K-8Survey .  And if you're an educator with K-8 experience along the way, please share your experience through the survey.  By all means!

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    Bill Bradley AIA, PhD
    Director of Research and Development
    Grimm + Parker Architects
    Charlottesville VA
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