SCHRADERGROUP Outstanding Project Award and Article in Learning by Design 2018 Spring Issue
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SCHRADERGROUP (SG) is featured in this Spring’s issue with an Outstanding Project Award, for the Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center and Manavon Elementary School. This issue also contains an article by the firm’s founding partner, David Schrader.
The new 152,000 SF Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center and Manavon Elementary School is designed to support two specific grade structures in a “school within a school” format: K-1 in an Early Learning Center, and 2-5 as an Elementary School. The building design promotes essentially every space in the facility as learning space. In addition to providing specific spaces for individual, small-, medium- and large-group learning, spaces traditionally used as corridors or hallways are designed to function as connectors and additional learning spaces. Learning spaces are divided with folding glass partitions to provide transparency and flexibility.
In Mr. Schrader’s article, Changing the Face of Education, he reflects on the passion and purpose of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) and their global mission to enhance “the learning environment for all children.” He also highlights the organization’s optimistic focus on the future for academic planning and design.