The Not So Open School (2015)

 

The Round School — Greeley, Colorado

The open school design rejected small classrooms for large open spaces, was a short-lived educational plan developed in the 1960s. By design, students and teachers from all grades were encouraged to interact and thereby foster learning opportunities. A plan undone by the reality of noise and  the instructors inability to focus on each child – so these large spaces were broken up by portable room dividers – effectively undoing the open school plan from the inside out…

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Greeley, Colorado

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Here’s My Hat, What’s My Hurry? (2014)

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Roeliff Jansen Central School — Hillsdale, New York

Time to bid farewell to Roeliff Jansen School. This exploration was a wonderful surprise for me as the site was not my intended target for the day. Just a lesson in life reminding us that sometimes it pays to turn around, go back, and reassess things.

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