21st CENTURY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

The latest issue of ArchPlus features two articles by KSQ staff focusing on innovating K12 educational spaces... In “Designing for a New Education Paradigm” KSQ Associate Blake Auchincloss, AIA, LEEP AP, and Scarsdale High School Art and Architecture Teacher and STEAM curriculum advisor Lisa Yokana explore how design and programming can change the culture of education and engage students in true 21st century learning in ArchPlus. Read the article on page 38 here. Mike Messinger, R.A., NCARB, and Marsha Leed, AIA, LEED AP, from KSQ’s White Plains, New York, office share a case study on the low-maintenance solar heating used with conventional heating systems in a renovation at West Patent Elementary in the Bedford Central School District in ArchPlus. The two share how the system works with existing school buildings, and the client and end user benefits, including reduced energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and improved ventilation and indoor air quality. Read the article on page 46 here.