Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend a meeting in our DC office that brought together the leaders of our education practice to discuss the future of learning, education design and several other topics. It was a powerful two days – I’d had the opportunity to meet each of them individually over my three years with Cannon Design – but having the chance to hear all of their ideas, passions and pursuits in a single series of meetings left me motivated for the future.
One of the defining ideas from the two days is that learning never stops. As we move through life we never truly stop learning, it is new experiences and new ideas that push us forward. At the same time, while education and how it is delivered may constantly change, it is not ever going to stop.
The constant change in education translates to a constant change in the facilities and campuses where it occurs and this impacts Cannon Design every day. The emergence of online learning, mobile technology, entrepreneurism and escalating costs are all changing how, where and when students learn. The most inspiring part of the two days I spent in DC is hearing all of our team’s ideas on how Cannon Design is responding to these changes and meeting our evolving future with energy and optimism.
Our team has a strong portfolio of work in education and can point to real buildings that have transformed learning, recreation, research and student life at universities across the country. However, as many commented upon during the meeting “education is changing,” and “the future is already here.” Fortunately, after two days immersed in our team’s leading ideas and efforts – I feel we as a practice are ready to meet those changes and push education to new and better levels.
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
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