Partnering with Design Firms
Provide an educator's lens to the work of your architecture partner
As a member of a national architecture studio with educational experience, I developed the understanding of how to work with architects to get the best design possible. I can provide assistance with the front-end discovery/ethnography work required to understand your needs, especially those around the student learning experience you desire. I can ask more nuanced questions, interpret responses differently, and provide your architect with more specific information and insights about education. By having experience in both professions (architecture and education), I can serve as a "translator" between your school community and your design firm. The end result - a more effective spatial design for teaching and learning.
Example: Northbrook/Glenview District 30