The Schools Programme at A&DS is working with Argyll and Bute Council and Campbeltown Grammar to explore ways in which innovative interior design techniques can create new educational settings.
Argyll and Bute Council are replacing Campbeltown Grammar as part of Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme. Prior to the construction of the new building a space has been identified within the current school in which innovative interior design ideas generated by students and staff will be tried and tested. This will be a living and evolving exhibition space enabling experimentation with interior design settings in the context of the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence. At the heart of this exercise is the collaboration with pupils and staff.
Lessons learnt from these new settings will inform the design of the new school and illustrate new possibilities for the wider school estate in Scotland.
The first phase of participation workshops with students and teachers is now complete. A written brief for the exhibition space has been generated by the users and initial ideas for a visual brief are being developed from this for implementation later this year.
The User Brief and the Space Ideas arising from the workshops can be downloaded from the Resources section to the right of this article.