Today the students had the opportunity to meet two of our architects from STR Partners. Alan and Colby had the chance to meet and interact with many of our students and ask about our current school. They collect their ideas on education, what did they like about our current building, and most of all, what would they like to see in the future.
This process lead to some very fun and interesting conversations on everything from the locker rooms to the cafeteria tables. Many of the students commented on how much they would like to have outdoor spaces, access to smaller study rooms, updated classrooms and locker rooms and definitely a bigger band room. New playgrounds and a more colorful school were also on the top of the list as was more vegetation in and around the school. Some also thought the best way to get from one floor to another was by including escalators. So much fun.
STR Partners have always worked with the students during the design process of any of the school that they have built. This helps in the process because even though they design schools all the time, each one of the structures is as unique as the communities in which they are built. STR will continue meeting with the students and staff for a few more days this week.