Some designs take inspiration from the professional world. The Avenues: World School in New York, a Perkins Eastman design “is a good illustration of a heavy emphasis on technology and is all about connectivity,” Mellins explains. Part of an international network of schools, Avenues: World School is located in a Cass-Gilbert industrial building. Classrooms in this adapted reuse structure “look like some kind of contemporary office” with conference tables. Photo © Bonetti/Kozerski Studio.