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In Session: Spring 2018

School Is in Session One-to-One

This January, LaBella was proud to launch a new brand to coincide with our 40th anniversary. While there were many reasons we felt our logo was due for an upgrade, a major one was that our old logo was not serving us well as a digital icon. Our previous logo was developed before it was clear the internet would play such an important part of commerce, communication, and our every day lives.

Computers have been in classrooms for decades now, but the relatively recent introduction of 1:1 integration has been a real catalyst for new curriculums and pedagogies. As districts become more confident in a 1:1 approach, and as pilot classrooms evolve into permanent solutions, more and more districts are ready to design the built environment to support this style of learning. As architects and engineers, we need to observe the functions of a 1:1 classroom, ask our districts different questions, and move beyond replicating the classrooms of our youth.
We hope you will find this issue’s articles helpful.

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School’s In Session

It’s easy to rest on the expertise acquired in over 30 years of design for K-12.  We’ve completed over $800 million in Capital Projects for schools and along the way we’ve learned a thing or two.

However, we believe experience alone isn’t enough to add real value to our clients. Just as our industry and business has evolved, so has education.  The science of learning has advanced, and so too must our classrooms.

In Session is an awareness that for us, school is always in session. We continue to seek opportunities to learn from experts in pedagogy, benchmark projects from across the country, and explore new material and technology applications.  We spend time researching the questions and issues facing our clients and share what we learn here with you.

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