JCJ Architecture Invited to Become a Knowledge Partner in the American Architectural Foundation's Design for Learning Program
HARTFORD, CT JCJ Architecture joins forces with the American Architectural Foundation's (AAF) Center for the Advancement of Architecture to support its national Design for Learning initiative. The firm is serving as one of six Knowledge Partners that is helping AAF achieve its goal of providing key stakeholders with a single place to turn for information, technical support, and inspiration on school design.
Design for Learning, which builds upon the 10-year legacy of the Great Schools by Design program, encourages elected officials, superintendents, school boards, and other civic leaders to enhance the relationship between student learning and the school environment through design innovation. Its personalized learning design initiative, recently launched with a generous grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is currently working with six school districts to transform their existing schools.
JCJ will contribute the services of its experts to support design workshops with partner school districts. AAF design experts explore the role of design with local educators and administrators, encouraging thinking about design and change management in new ways to create spaces that more effectively support innovation and student-centered educational programs. The firm also participated in the recent AAF National Summit on School Design held at the landmark Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois.
JCJ's role as a Design for Learning Knowledge Partner complements the firm's vast project portfolio in STEM/STEAM education and 21st Century Learning - including Fairchild-Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Marine Science Magnet High School in Groton, Connecticut; University High School of Science and Engineering in Hartford, Connecticut; Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull, Connecticut; Portsmouth Middle School in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Glover Elementary School in Marblehead, Massachusetts, among others.