Head Of The Class: Architecture + Learning
November 14, 2012
Architizer is hosting the world’s definitive architectural awards program, with 50+ categories and 200+ jurors. As part of an ongoing series, we’re spotlighting projects that fit the “Plus” categories, which tap into topical and culturally relevant themes. Today, in an effort to show you examples of good candidates for the Plus awards, we present ten “Architecture + Learning” projects. To see a full list of categories and learn more about the awards, visit architizerawards.com.
Education and success often go hand in hand, at least that’s what most of us have been taught in school. Unfortunately, job success is not often as closely tied to education as we would like to think. We are a generation plagued by troubles; the majority of recent college graduates are both over-educated and under-employed, the most popular jobs within the next ten years are not the focus of current studies, and rising student loans have the potential to cripple an entire age group. As education’s role continues to change, the architecture of learning must also evolve. Whether it be colorful primary schools with an emphasis on social interaction, studios that provide hands-on building experience, or technology that allows learning on-the-go, architects have proven themselves instrumental in shaping how we continue to learn.
As a part of the Architizer A+ Awards, The A+ “Learning” Award will honor the most innovative learning experiences (built or unbuilt) from the past three years. With 50 categories and a jury 200-members deep, the Architizer A+ Awards promises to be the biggest architecture awards program ever! Continue.