Jim MacDonald reflects on two days of the Learning Places Scotland conference.
A&DS has published a set of case studies on six schools that have applied ‘Tests of Change’ principles in redeveloping their learning spaces.
Claire Herbst and Magdalena Trifonova, Keep Scotland Beautiful, write about the need for greater Carbon Literacy within organisations.
From our latest research into learning spaces, we present good practice on designing for STEM, social learning and in-between spaces.
Exemplars took a blended approach to design, connecting STEM spaces to the rest of campus. We look at the importance of innovation from institutions.
Places that encourage learning through collaboration are important for developing and applying classroom learning. We look at these spaces.
Some spaces create valuable exchanges and connections for educational buildings but defy convention. In-betwen spaces are key to a sense of community.
In December 2020, with Scottish Futures Trust, we hosted an event on the Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) Phase 1 projects.
Developed around the ‘garden hospital concept’, the 344-bed Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary uses the natural environment for patient wellbeing
Designed to create a therapeutic environment, Woodland View’s non-institutional design provides mental health services in a mature woodland setting.