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Orthogenic and Hyde Park Day Schools; Chicago, IL James Steinkamp Photography

Mind and Body

Designing schools to enhance wellness.

Educational theory and design have undergone waves of revision and critique. From Horace Mann to Common Core standards, the structures and spaces of education have reflected evolving trends in pedagogy, social norms, and values. The first public schools were landmarks of civic and neighborhood pride. Almost one hundred years later, open plans embodied the post-Summerhill, free-school yearning of 1960s educators. In the late 20th century, the increasing role of technology in learning processes

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