Makerspaces & the Art of Tinkering to Enhance Learning

…In one corner of the room, a student is building an airplane out of popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners and circuitry. At the center of the room, a small group of students is playing games with geometric blocks that teach them math as part of an interactive game…and just outside the studio window…a team of teachers [...]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Physical Activity Design Guidelines Published in PLOS One

By Dina Sorensen, Assoc.AIA, LEED AP Design that allows physical activity and movement to permeate school culture empowers kids with the choice of when and how they need to move - to learn.  In 2010, our team of public health scientists and design practitioners began to engage in a multidisciplinary effort to formulate a platform [...]

By |July 31st, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Buckingham Research Demonstrates Link between Architecture & Healthy Eating Outcomes

In 2010, Buckingham County, VA committed to an emerging area of research that recognizes the role of a school facility in promoting healthy eating behaviors and attitudes. Collaborating with public health researchers, an interdisciplinary design team transformed two outdated schools in rural Buckingham County into a national model for healthy school design. The Buckingham County [...]

By |March 25th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Buckingham Design-Research Team Presenting at AIA National Convention

The Buckingham School’s design-research team recently presented “Designing Schools for Obesity Prevention: A Collaborative Model of Architecture and Public Health” at the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago. Building off of collaborative relationships and mutual experience working on the “Healthy Eating Design Guidelines” (HEDG) and related research at the Buckingham School, the team examined the [...]

By |June 25th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments