• Dec

    Making Space for a New Model of Education Media

    On this final blog post, we look at the Khan Lab School, where the Executive Director & President of the Board, Dominic Leichti, talked about “Making Space for a New Model of Education”.  The Khan Lab School is located in Mountain View, CA and was started by Sal Kahn.  Sal Khan believes in the One World Schoolhouse philosophy, which, at Kahn Lab School, provides an...

    Tags: 21st century learning, Architecture, Education
  • Nov

    Different Ways of Seeing Media

    In an afternoon lecture, we listened to Christine Pilger, Danielle Buchanan Joyner, and Houda Boudjemaa with Grimm + Parker and the Discovery STEM Academy in Newport News, Virignia.  This group comprised the architects and administrators for and at the academy. The academy is designed to facilitate Student Centered Learning through holistic student learning and achievement based on a combination of the following: Leadership Nutrition Discovery Fitness The...

    Tags: 21st century learning, Architecture, Education
  • Nov

    Next Generation Design from the Charlotte Lab School in North Carolina Media

    Dr. Mary Moss Brown, with the Charlotte Lab School in Charlotte, North Carolina gave a presentation about the role of the learning space on next generation design. The Charlotte Lab School’s mission is to redesign the school experience.  That experience is realized through the community as a Partner Learner, collaborative efforts, and being cutting edge.  The school focuses on an engaged student-centered body, ‘real-world’ curriculum, a...

    Tags: 21st century learning, Architecture, Education
  • Nov

    Blurring the Lines of the Learning Day Through Disruption, Definition, and Design Media

    Kerri Rainey, Vice President of Educational Practice with Huckabee in Austin, Texas titled her presentation:  “Disrupt. Define.Design”. Her firm specializes in K-12 education projects and she leads their clients on in-depth visioning and planning sessions. She also plays an important leadership role at LEx Labs, Huckabee’s research partnership with Region 12 at Baylor University, where the firm is conducting research of how the learning environment impacts...

    Tags: 21st century learning, Architecture, Education
  • Oct

    Children and Motion Media

    According to Dr. Dieter Breithecker, MA ( Head of the Federal Institute on the Development of Posture & Exercise in Germany and  a member of ”Ergonomics for Children & Educational Environment”), through his talk “Bodies in Motion:  Designing Healthy School Environments as the Third Teacher” – or “Bodies in (e-) Motion”, spaces should inspire the body, mind and soul of the child.  There is a...

    Tags: 21st century learning, Architecture, Education
  • Oct

    Pedagogy of Space Media

    This was the title of David Stubb's talk at the VS Furniture North American Days.  David created the Shift+ furniture for VS after seeing a need for more flexible and adaptable furniture in his own school district in Athens, GA.    He literally started making shapes, getting rid of all of the squares and rectangles commonly found in school furniture up to that point, in his...

    Tags: 21st century learning, Architecture, Education
  • Feb

    Welcome DHAE New Hires! Media

      Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering is excited to welcome Mark Staufer as Senior Mechanical Engineer. Mark joined Diekema Hamann in 2016 and has experience in design, project management, commissioning, and strategic planning. He appreciates people and enjoys opportunities to solve challenges and build long term relationships. Welcome Mark!   Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering is excited to announce the full time hire of Megan Feldman.  Meg was an intern in...

    Tags: Education, Engineering, Government
  • Aug

    Gabe Alvey Named Principal of Diekema Hamann Media

    Diekema Hamann would like to announce the promotion of Gabe Alvey, AIA, to a principal of the firm. Gabe joins Norman Hamann, Jr., AIA, Steve Dickerson, AIA, Valerie Wright, Nathan Jones, PE, Andrew Becker, PE, Jon Mulder, PE, and Phil Nicholson, PE, as principals of Diekema Hamann. Gabe holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit – Mercy. He has more than 15...

    Tags: Architecture, Education
  • Jan

    East Jackson Community Schools - Elementary Projects

    The existing 1972 East Jackson Middle School facility has sat vacant for three years after the district optioned to consolidate buildings. The 2014 bond was commissioned to renovate the existing structure and create one building to house grades K-6. The project emphasis was renovating the existing 1972 middle school structure into a functional and effusive modern elementary. The existing main office portion of the building was...

    Tags: Architecture, Education, Engineering
  • Mar