Hawthorne Elementary School in Mount Pleasant NY Photo courtesy of Peter Gisolfi Associates, Architects, Landscape Architects, LLP.
<p>Hawthorne Elementary School in Mount Pleasant, N.Y.</p>

School Design: Taking the Long View

Incorporating modern educational priorities in renovated and new school facilities.

What will school buildings be like in 25 or 50 years? We are living in a period when educational institutions are changing. For example, most of us are familiar with the Harkness table arrangement of secondary teaching and learning, where students sit at a conference table with their instructor, and everyone participates in the discussion. This is dramatically different from the “chalk and talk” lecture format that is still the most common model.

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