edtechtimes: Designing the Classroom of the Future

Interview with Brooke Trivas & David Damon of Perkins + Will

When you think of what makes up a classroom, you may think of desks, pens, blackboards, whiteboards, maybe even SMART boards. But spend an hour at the architecture firm of Perkins + Will, and it’s clear that there’s much more to a classroom than the furniture.

Over 80 years ago, Larry Perkins and Phil Will designed their first school: Crow Island Elementary School. The award-winning architecture pioneered many of the design elements we see in schools today, including: the L-shaped classroom, breakout spaces, and areas to support project-based learning.

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