ERIC Number: EJ999167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
enVision > Connect > Create. How Collaborative Design Shapes an "Architecture of Place"
Moroz, Jeff; Klassen, Ken
Educational Facility Planner, v46 n2-3 p45-49 2012
Hanover School Division (HSD) is located southeast of Winnipeg, Canada and is currently Manitoba's largest rural school division, with 7500 students in 18 schools. A recent wave of immigration has led to rapid growth in both numbers and diversity and the recent planning and construction of Clearspring Middle School in Steinbach is providing many opportunities to create an exciting, flexible and healthy environment that will enable 21st Century Learning. It can be argued that a building can become "architecture" when it demonstrates a connection to place and reflects the spirit of its stewards. The Clearspring Middle School project and its collaborative design process has embodied this "architecture of place", and when students, teachers and staff become its true keepers, the hope is that the collaboration has led to a school with a palpable "soul".
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Middle Schools, Immigration, Population Growth, Educational Facilities Design, Experiential Learning, Architecture, Place Based Education, Community Characteristics, Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Quality of Life, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Winnipeg)