How to Specify for the Education Sector

To design a learning environment that transforms education and meets the everchanging needs of the students and teachers not only of today, but in the future requires innovative thinking and products.

How Learning Space Design Can Support Student Well-Being

The design of the learning space itself plays a key role in either helping or hindering student well-being. Educators can promote better well-being by creating flexible learning spaces that give students choices in where to sit, foster connection among students, and integrate comfort and inclusiveness into their design.

Here to There: A Journey to Excellence and Equity in Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia and DLR Group created a framework to guide new construction and renovation of district schools that encompasses educational specifications and design guidelines and represents a groundbreaking shift in how the district as well as its administration, principals, teachers, staff, and students view their built environments.

EDmarketplace: The Future of Independent Distribution

Purchasing consortiums have become instrumental assisting independent businesses to increase competitiveness and thrive in many, many industries. It is about time the education focused dealer had access to this successful business model. We invite you to explore EDmarketplace and see the future of competing as an independent education

Why Your Education Company Needs Marketing in Your Sales Process

Today's buyers spend more time finding new vendors independently than meeting with sales teams. As a result, your education company's marketing and sales teams need to work more closely together so that marketing reaches potential buyers during their research, bringing qualified, informed leads who are ready to buy to the sales team.

Impactful Coalition:Leveraging Capital Projects to Improve Student Well-being via Academic-Industry Partnerships

Researching how the built environment influences student outcomes is important not only to advance the fields of architecture and interior design, but also to assure clients that design decisions can positively impact student outcomes. To increase knowledge about the built environment within education, project teams must implement creative models for design research.

Collaborative Construction Produces Better Project Results

By engaging with professional service providers for Integrated Project Delivery, you will likely benefit from improved collaboration, more cohesive communication, and a better understanding of construction schedules and costs. This collaboration increases the prospect of discovering viable opportunities to enhance the scope of work, giving school districts more for their money and helping to assure on-time project delivery.

(Re)creating School for Every Child

As schools work to recover from the devastation and chaos of the past three school years, two things appear true that have implications for school design: to stay in the profession, many teachers will need a more supportive environment and many parents are increasingly comfortable with demanding that their preferences for their children are met.

Supporting DEIB in Your School via Research-Based Design Strategies

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in our schools is nothing new, but the field has yet to fully explore how space acts as “the third teacher”. Aligning space with inclusive instruction is a powerful means to better support DEIB. Students are less likely to reach their full potential if they don’t feel a sense of belonging.

How Evolution Informs Us About Being Human –Inspiring Social Emotional Learning Through Design

Given that we spend most of our time indoors today, our built environments need to intuitively fit our subconscious expectations, activate our senses and facilitate emotional connections. Using evolutionary neuroscience and research to guide us, we can create more human-centered spaces that are enduring and sustainable for all, contributing to social emotional health and wellbeing.