Education

We excel in creating 21st century learning environments.

A lot has changed in the field of education over the last 50 years or so, and especially in the last couple of decades. The architects at Elevatus have witnessed much of it. Not only that, but we’ve played a significant part in facilitating change. Over the years, we’ve designed learning environments to accommodate every new advance in education. Today our design team integrates the best of what’s worked in traditional education spaces with the flexibility and interactivity brought about by advances in digital technology.

It is, in fact, the use of technology that distinguishes 21st century education. Specifically, technological advances have made it possible for high-performance learning to take place anywhere. Facility planning and design can enhance or detract from the experience. Our Portfolio amply demonstrates that we know how to help educators use technology to their best advantage.

The innovative architectural solutions we provide are for public and private education alike. They include Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten through Grade 12, and Parochial facilities as well as those for Institutions of Higher Learning.

Today’s educators are especially sensitive to accommodating students’ individual needs and circumstances. Given that people can learn anywhere, anytime, and from anyone, our goal, as architects, is to make it easier for them to do so. How? By designing spaces that transcend physical barriers and open the borders of the mind. To that end, we’re often called upon to develop …

  • academic clusters that allow natural, free-flowing collaboration between students and between students and teachers,
  • TEAL Labs, small hubs conceived in the iCampus research partnership of Microsoft and MIT that use digital technology to create global resource centers that spur collaborative learning,
  • dynamic activity centers – adaptable spaces that can be adjusted to facilitate learning in groups of varying sizes, and
  • student-centered, digitally wired classrooms with natural lighting, flexible seating, tablets, online resources, interactive Teaching Walls, common areas with multiple zones and other such features that make integrated collaborative learning easier to achieve.

We can create such learning spaces from the ground up or within existing facilities. Before we tackle a project, though, we ascertain what it is that a client’s students must learn and how that learning is to be accomplished. Only then can we set about designing a space that meets all educational objectives.

Our base is in Fort Wayne, Indiana. But, as befits the global focus of a 21st century curriculum, our architectural services for education are provided not only locally but regionally, nationally, and globally as well.

Let’s talk about what kind of 21st century learning environment we can create for you. Contact Elevatus Architecture Fort Wayne.