Lovett School

Atlanta, GA // 2012-2013

The Lovett School, a dynamic day school in Atlanta, Georgia, is at an exciting moment as they bring to life their “Vision for Learning.” Our strategic partnership with Lovett explores the way in which this vision can be put into action through tangible design and the design process.

Phase One of our partnership started at the scale of one “hacking” one classroom and empowering one educator. Through a series of interviews, curriculum review, and workshops, we translated key design opportunities and desires to design drivers and frameworks. Over several summer days, we used low-cost materials to create a prototype “story studio” for the fall with a custom “playbook” for mapping spatial strategies to curriculum. Throughout the fall, we held check-ins and investigated the impact of the prototype. Our intrepid educator dabbled in designing new experiential curricula and reflected on his evolving practice in the new environment on the project blog.

For Phase Two, we are exploring an expansion of classrooms and cohort model of teacher-designers within Lovett to complement their “Vision for Learning.” Please check back to this project page for updates.

Process Components

  • Kick-off educator and leader workshop on design thinking
  • Two-day discovery visit in summer with interviews, tours, & design working meetings
  • Prototype build & planning immersion visit
  • Check in interviews & relfection
  • Student reflection evaluation
  • Experiential curriculum coaching

How can we prototype a learning studio to empower new teaching and learning behaviors and strategies?

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