DC -- AIA|DC -- Exhibit: Schools of Thought: DC’s New Generation of School Buildings:
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Description of Pictures: Schools of Thought: DC’s New Generation of School Buildings
November 12, 2019 to January 31, 2020
Over the last decade, the District of Columbia has made a substantial investment in modernizing its public school buildings, and the city’s public charter schools and private schools have also made major investments in their facilities.
The design of these new and renovated schools has moved the architecture of learning spaces well beyond the basics of traditional school design. Like DC’s widely praised new public library buildings, these modernized school buildings employ innovative architecture to better achieve their mission.
What prompted the District’s school rebuilding effort? What difference does good school design make for student learning? And what design features do the city’s new school buildings incorporate? This exhibition explores these questions by looking at 19 of the District’s modernized public, public charter, and private schools.
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SCHOOL_191119_001.JPG: Schools of Thought
DC's New Generation of School Buildings
Over the last decade, the District of Columbia has made a substantial investment in modernizing its public school buildings, and the city's public charter schools and private schools have also made major investments in their facilities.
The design of these new and renovated schools has moved the architecture of learning spaces well beyond the basics of traditional school design. Like DC's widely praised new public library buildings, these modernized school buildings employ innovative architecture to better achieve their mission.
What prompted the District's school rebuilding effort? What difference does good school design make for student learning? And what design features do the city's new school buildings incorporate? This exhibition explores these questions by looking at 19 of the District's modernized public, public charter, and private schools.
SCHOOL_191119_006.JPG: People learn in different ways, but schools were designed to be the same.
SCHOOL_191119_011.JPG: Your Brain at School
SCHOOL_191119_015.JPG: The standardized approach continues into the 1960s
Energy efficiency becomes a design factor in the 1970s
SCHOOL_191119_024.JPG: New ideas for school design emerge and are challenged
SCHOOL_191119_032.JPG: And most recently, design for school safety becomes more and more important
SCHOOL_191119_037.JPG: District parents have always led educational reform
SCHOOL_191119_043.JPG: By the 1990s, the city's schools fall into disrepair
SCHOOL_191119_048.JPG: Meanwhile, charter schools enter the picture
SCHOOL_191119_054.JPG: The city formally launches its school rebuilding effort
SCHOOL_191119_058.JPG: Schools of Thought
DC's New Generation of School Buildings
SCHOOL_191119_066.JPG: Does design make a difference? Yep, it really does.
SCHOOL_191119_068.JPG: "What's important to understand here is that both students and educators agree that the design of the physical space in which they learn and teach makes a difference in terms of how engaged students become. Space matters."
-- K-12 Education Research Study by DLR Group
SCHOOL_191119_071.JPG: 19 DC school projects -- and some frequent themes
SCHOOL_191119_089.JPG: Schools represented in this exhibition by Ward
SCHOOL_191119_095.JPG: Bruce Stewart and Andra B. Jurist Middle Schoool
Sidwell Friends School
SCHOOL_191119_106.JPG: Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
Sonia Gutierrez Campus
SCHOOL_191119_126.JPG: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
SCHOOL_191119_133.JPG: Flora L. Hendley Elementary School
SCHOOL_191119_143.JPG: Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School
SCHOOL_191119_149.JPG: Brookland Middle School
SCHOOL_191119_155.JPG: The Design Process
SCHOOL_191119_162.JPG: Frank W. Ballou Senior High School
SCHOOL_191119_169.JPG: Suman Sorg Gallery
Schools of Thought
DC's New Generation of School Buildings
SCHOOL_191119_174.JPG: Lafayette Elementary School
SCHOOL_191119_184.JPG: David A. Payne Elementary School
SCHOOL_191119_200.JPG: William B. Powell Elementary School
SCHOOL_191119_208.JPG: Duke Ellington School of the Arts
SCHOOL_191119_219.JPG: Fun Fact
Some Duke Ellington graduates include opera singer Denyce Graves and comedian Dave Chappelle.
SCHOOL_191119_226.JPG: William Lloyd Garrison Elementary School
SCHOOL_191119_238.JPG: Maria Reed Community Learning Center
SCHOOL_191119_245.JPG: What is the Brutalist style?
SCHOOL_191119_247.JPG: Ron Brown College Preparatory High School
SCHOOL_191119_258.JPG: Catharine R. Watkins Elementary School
SCHOOL_191119_271.JPG: Rocketship Legacy Prep
SCHOOL_191119_278.JPG: Henry B. MacFarland Middle School
SCHOOL_191119_285.JPG: Benjamin W. Murch Elementary School
SCHOOL_191119_308.JPG: George Bancroft Elementary School
SCHOOL_191119_319.JPG: Some observations about current school design and how it makes a difference in learning
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