The Learning Evolution: Creating an Immersive Learningscape

The design of K-12 facilities is rapidly changing. When talking about designing educational facilities for (and in) the 21st century, design professionals have adapted a new way of thinking. Immersive learning environments are becoming increasingly popular due to their ability to incite creativity and encourage active collaboration. In fact, the ‘Immersive Learningscape‘ concept has successfully addressed challenges surrounding the ways in which students retain information, the advancement of new technologies, the unique customization of one’s curriculum, and a focus on flexible and active learning spaces.

When addressing the design goals of Fulton County Schools’ new Ronald E. McNair Middle School, the following typologies of learning where addressed:

Fulton County Schools' new Ronald E. McNair Middle School features a new 'Immersive Learningscape' that will house four interchangeable classrooms, a tiered lecture presentation room, multiple collaboration spaces, teacher planning areas, and individual work areas.

Fulton County Schools’ new Ronald E. McNair Middle School features a new ‘Immersive Learningscape’ that will house four interchangeable classrooms, a tiered lecture presentation room, multiple collaboration spaces, teacher planning areas, and individual work areas.

 

Design partners for this project included: Jacobs Engineering Group and LITTLE Diversified Architectural Consulting