Marysville WA Wins School Architecture Prize

Congrats to our neighbors to the north in Marysville WA for winning the Learning by Design Grant Prize.  They worked with DLR Architects and Architects of Achievement and created a spectacular new campus.
Victoria Bergsagel, Architects of Achievement, has worked with a number of national school networks. She knows how the environment can improve learning.
The design of the Marysville Getchell High School takes advantage of being surrounded by a forest.  The campus includes four buildings that house separate program and a central Community Commons which houses shared activities.
The school board association publication that announced the award said “the overall design embraces the concept that any space inside or outside the buildings is a learning space—an educational approach that is facilitated by the transparency and interconnectedness of the buildings.”

Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark is the CEO of Getting Smart. He has written or co-authored more than 50 books and papers including Getting Smart, Smart Cities, Smart Parents, Better Together, The Power of Place and Difference Making. He served as a public school superintendent and the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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