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FAU A.D. Henderson University Middle School Addition

Boca Raton, FL

The AD Henderson University School is a K-12 lab school for the FAU College of Education, the objective of which is to create self-directed, autonomous learners who will experience diverse and transformative learning environments as they progress from kindergarten through 12th grade, from a structured teacher-directed traditional classroom during the early years to complete immersion in the College’s campus as high school seniors. The school’s mission to invent innovative, new learning environments to support multiple learning modalities both to enhance the teaching profession and to provide the highest level of learning to its students, has required the expansion of the facilities to enable this transition by incorporating new practices for learning. Through the process of multiple meeting discussions and the exploration of various concepts for instruction as well as learning, Zyscovich was directed to push the envelope of possibilities and to assist in transforming the programmed spaces to meet the current and future needs of the School.

The school is pioneering a new direction as one of the first entities to facilitate project-based cooperative learning methodologies within the development of a LEED Silver certified facility. The campus has been formed anew with the placement of the expansion. The new location redefines the center of the campus creating a space for circulation, gathering, assembly and teaching. This area allows for the mixing of various grade levels to share experiences and grow as a student body.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY (C) STEVEN BROOKE STUDIOS

The AD Henderson University School is a K-12 lab school for the FAU College of Education, the objective of which is to create self-directed, autonomous learners who will experience diverse and transformative learning environments as they progress from kindergarten through 12th grade, from a structured teacher-directed traditional classroom during the early years to complete immersion in the College’s campus as high school seniors. The school’s mission to invent innovative, new learning environments to support multiple learning modalities both to enhance the teaching profession and to provide the highest level of learning to its students, has required the expansion of the facilities to enable this transition by incorporating new practices for learning. Through the process of multiple meeting discussions and the exploration of various concepts for instruction as well as learning, Zyscovich was directed to push the envelope of possibilities and to assist in transforming the programmed spaces to meet the current and future needs of the School.

The school is pioneering a new direction as one of the first entities to facilitate project-based cooperative learning methodologies within the development of a LEED Silver certified facility. The campus has been formed anew with the placement of the expansion. The new location redefines the center of the campus creating a space for circulation, gathering, assembly and teaching. This area allows for the mixing of various grade levels to share experiences and grow as a student body.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY (C) STEVEN BROOKE STUDIOS