K – 12 STEM and STEAM Classroom Design

In architectural terms, there are no set design standards for classrooms dedicated to STEM or STEAM programs. One can integrate the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) in pretty much any traditional classroom. That said, these programs truly come alive for students in spaces designed for 21st century education – spaces laid out for close teacher-student/student-student collaboration and equipped with the latest technology. We’re Fort Wayne architects with national experience in designing for both tradition and innovation. Many educators still prefer the traditional classroom design. We happily oblige them. But for years now we’ve specialized in 21st century education design, and more educators – especially those adopting STEM or STEAM programs – are engaging us to provide it.

The chief aim of integrating the respective fields of study in both STEM and STEAM programs is to better encourage critical thinking and spark student creativity. Lo and behold, this is precisely what our 21st century education design seeks to do. Among its relevant attributes, 21st century design ...

  • structures single fields or related fields of study into discreet academic clusters that encourage collaboration,
  • further organizes such clusters around a central hub that serves as a global resource center,
  • allows for the inclusion of advanced digital technology, like that provided by TEAL Labs, putting global resources right at the fingertips of students and teachers alike, and
  • provides greater spatial and intellectual flexibility via dynamic activity centers that can be moved, expanded, or shrunk so learning can occur anywhere.

Examples of our design work for K through 12 schools may be found in our Education Portfolio. To learn more about partnering with us for architecture that supports your STEM or STEAM programs, explore our website. Then contact Elevatus Architecture Fort Wayne.