Boyd defines 21st century learning as making sense of the networks of public life. She points out that the most valuable thing gained from America’s top higher ed institutions isn’t the degree or the knowledge, but the relationships and networks students have made in their time there. She argues that building lifelong learners means “helping [...]
There’s another way of viewing our education crisis: it’s a culture crisis. How many schools have taken a mirror and clearly articulated the shared values that unite their community, how they define success in a graduate (in terms of mindset, not test scores) and how they specifically approach learning? Let’s consider each school to be [...]
Take a walk through one of our workshops! Here’s the presentation/workshop I gave for Northwestern’s Global Engagement Summit’s GES Day. I’ve integrated the artifacts and insights from the session too. GES Day 2013: Design for Social Impact from scmalin28 For those unfamiliar, GES is completely student-founded, student-organized, and student-run by a team of 50-60 Northwestern [...]
I recently returned back home from a trip to NYC and was pleasantly surprised by the “Edgeless Schools” exhibit at the Center for Architecture. The exhibit featured a good amount of case studies anchored by videos and environmental graphics that walk through historical and current trends in education. I highly recommend NYC folks and anyone [...]
As we are finalizing our post occupancy evaluation on the Adler School of Professional Psychology, the SCUP 47 conference provided a platform for us to essentially throw pasta against the wall and see what stuck. Storytelling is a strong consideration for our project. How can we communicate our findings and our process in a way [...]
The Third Teacher Plus team has been having a ball settling into our new office. We’ve been living in our enclave space, writing thoughts on every Idea Paint wall available, and mingling with other groups in the office. But it was time to invite in our clients. So the last Friday of June, we held [...]
Paul Alofs recently wrote a strong piece on Fast Company’s blog regarding what he believed to be the 8 rules for creating a passionate work culture. These rules touch on everything from hiring, to work/life balance and even the importance of communications. There was one particularly strong passage regarding research that resonated with our work [...]
This happened a little while back, but we though it was worth posting again. A wonderful and inspiring video…
“Living it now” As we look forward to a new home for the Cannon Design Chicago office, we’re starting to shift our understanding of what an office should be. I decided to run with one of these shifts, which thinks of our office as a compelling public venue to which we can “invite the world.” [...]
While the students hit the road to experience the City Museum in St. Louis, I’ll summarize where the project stands with a little under 2 weeks to remaining. Last week the group gave their mid-way presentation to first the other DFA groups and coaches and then to the Chicago Children’s Museum. I was thrilled with [...]
Brett McQuillan - 14 Jun 2013
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architectrix - 05 Jun 2013
To keep learning and to keep teaching and to keep listening and to keep tal...
Yemm & Hart Ltd - 03 Jun 2013
"Personally" - to bring "heart" into everything I do. ~ Deborah Hart Yemm
Iryna - 28 May 2013
Hi all team of Cannon Design! I have visited your office on Doors Open eve...
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...