Our The Third Teacher+ team recently featured this Ted Talks video of Angela Lee Duckworth talking about the a key ingredient to success – grit. Thought it would be good to share.
Our team is currently immersed in an exciting project at the University of Florida where we are helping create a new Reitz Student Union. The Reitz Union effort has been branded as Making It Reitz and is one of the best examples of how to engage students and an entire campus community in the design [...]
Keystone Edge, an online publication focused on the people, places and companies driving the state of Pennsylvania forward, recently released a list of the Top 5 Coolest Green Buildings in the state and included the Gettysburg College Center for Athletics, Recreation and Fitness. Four of the buildings – two office buildings, a private residence and [...]
Christian Long and Trung Le of The Third Teacher+ team recently visited Denmark for a week of exploring school design and creativity. Below are a number of images from their travels. Le and Long were able to meet with the amazing global school architect and creative extraordinaire Rosan Bosch. Her team’s Vittra School project(s) speak [...]
It’s an exciting day as Coppin State University is set to break ground on the university’s new Science and Technology Center (STC). The four-story, $80 million STC will include 150,333 sf of collaborative teaching labs and research space for the departments of natural science, biology, physics, chemistry, general science, math and environmental sciences. The building [...]
Curiosity is the engine of achievement… Sir Ken Robinson delivers a fascinating and inspiring new talk about avoiding education’s death valley… watch it below.
Thanks to several innovative sustainability measures that infuse the Student Recreation Center at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, the project has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The 100,000 sf expansion and 40,000 sf renovation effort is conditioned by an indirect-direct evaporative-cooling air-handling system, which operates [...]
Four Cannon Design projects have been selected as winners in the 11th annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards competition. The jury selected Missouri State University, Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center, Georgia College & State University, Student Wellness & Recreation Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Student Recreation Center and Sidwell Friends School [...]
Another Cannon Design project earns green-building recognition the U.S. Green Building Council. Here’s the project’s story: As part of an effort to expand its reach, Champaign Unit 4 School District decided to relocate Carrie Busey Elementary School to the growing residential community of Savoy, four miles south. This new location, adjacent to Savoy’s largest public [...]
Spelman College has been receiving strong media coverage for its bold decision to cut athletics and pour all its sports funding into a state-of-the-art fitness facility and extensive health and wellness programming. The shift has been embraced by students, alumni, faculty and covered extensively by several media outlets including The New York Times and Washington [...]
Today Carrie Busey Elementary School, in Savoy, Illinois, was awarded LEED Gold Certification. Some of the sustainable building features include: geothermal heating and cooling, solar thermal domestic hot water, demonstration photovoltaic installation, passive solar shading, solatubes, daylighting controls, and finishes utilizing recycled and rapidly renewable materials.
Very interesting discussion regarding the cost of higher education from the On-Point radio show. The panel focuses on the University of Texas and Gov. Rick Perry’s push for a $10,000 Bachelor’s degree. Perry believes schools should drive down costs with smarter use of technology and a shifting focus on job-training skills. The discussion is definitely [...]
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
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Yen Cao - 15 May 2013
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