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Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic gardening program.
February 27, 2014
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Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project

While history and tradition inform so much of contemporary craft, the history of makers themselves isn’t always a priority. It’s a realization that struck Bard Assistant Professor Catherine Whalen and inspired her to create the BGC Craft, Art, and Design Oral History Project, a massive oral history project of tagged and transcribed interviews seeking to document experiences and make connections across disciplines.
February 12, 2014
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6 Historic Furniture Collaborations

Collaborations between academic institutions and design greats have exposed students around the world to masterful lessons in furniture. Get schooled on some of the smartest partnerships from the past century.
October 11, 2013
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Back to School: The Architecture of Higher Learning

September has arrived and that signals the end of summer and beginning of the new school year. For a little fun learning before the tough stuff starts, follow along as we take a look back over five articles from the Dwell archives highlighting the evolution of dormitory design and how big name designers and the sustainability movement have contributed.
September 5, 2013
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Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at Dwell on Design

Dwell on Design will offer more classes this year that qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the trade than ever before. To this end, we’ve entered into partnerships with a diverse group, including American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles (AIA/LA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), US Green Building Council (USGBC), and many others. The course schedule allows learners to earn units in short, succinct sessions, with plenty of time to stay connected to the show—courses will take place in classrooms overlooking the showroom floor as well as onstage.
June 12, 2013

Peru Community Schools Art Gallery: The G. David Thompson Collection

No one would expect an art collection worth millions to be housed in a high school in a small Midwest town. Yet, that’s exactly what you’ll see at Peru (Indiana) High School. On April 20th, the school will open a permanent art gallery to exhibit 138 pieces of art, including ancient Asian pottery, lithographs, sketches, and paintings by such artists as Salvador Dalí, William Merritt Chase, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso.
April 16, 2013
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Top 10 Places to Study Architecture

Every year, thousands flock to major architectural landmarks around the world in appreciation of human engineering. We cross deserts to glimpse the pyramids. We climb mountains to set foot in Machu Picchu. A structural wonder worthy of a pilgrimage exists on every continent. Click through the slideshow to see the top 10 places to study and admire architecture.
March 27, 2013
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Edgeless School: Design for Learning

Edgeless School: Design for Learning is an exhibition currently on view at the Center for Architecture. An exploration of how new approaches to learning are being interpreted and facilitated by architects across the United States, Edgeless School showcases nineteen K-12 schools.
November 20, 2012
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Dean’s List Dorms Across America

The factory-line model is out for student housing; in its place, thoughtful solutions for community living engender enthusiasm for higher education and respect for a greener future. As dorms from Buffalo to Seattle make the dean’s list in terms of sustainability—lighting and heating triggered by sensors, stormwater education, and recycled materials get prominent play—also expect passing marks as architects create non-institutional buildings with well-lit spaces, open community quarters, room-size choices, built-in technology, flexible uses, and thoughtful indoor-outdoor relationships. Here, we collect three shining examples.
September 20, 2012