While students may only be 20%-25% of our population today, they are 100% of our future. That is why education is one of the most important investments a country can make and the sole purpose for the existence of the Better Learning Podcast.
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January 3, 2023
Kevin speaks with Vincent Spencer and Ryan Olson from Gensler - a global architecture firm - about designing unique spaces for students. Specifically, Vincent and Ryan are currently working on the Foust Robotics and Gaming Magnet School in Guilford County, North Carolina. They discuss the challenges of designing a space for such a unique school concept and offer a glimpse into how curricular considerations informed the design.
Vincent J. Spencer is a Designer Manager and Associate in the Gensler Charlotte office. He has over 17 years of experience in educational and investment commercial design. His guiding philosophy: better schools demonstrate communities care about education. Vincent is involved in all aspects of the design and construction process, from advance planning, design, and production of contract documents to quality reviews to ensure the projects meet environmental, zoning and regulatory standards. He is driven to make a difference in the lives of students, teachers, and their families.
Ryan Olson is a Technical Designer in the Gensler Charlotte office with more than 15 years of experience as a design lead on education, workplace, mixed-use, and building repositioning projects. With expertise in both architecture and interior design, he is able to integrate the two fields for an “inside-out” design approach. Ryan is well-versed in all aspects of the design process, and specializes in conceptual design and design experience. He is dedicated to crafting concepts that guide the design process and resonate through all phases of a project’s lifecycle.
Learn more about creating better learning environments at www.Kay-Twelve.com.
Kevin Stoller is the host of the Better Learning Podcast and Co-Founder of Kay-Twelve, a national leader for educational furniture. Find out more about Kevin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinstoller/
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Episode 159 of the Better Learning Podcast
Kevin Stoller is the host of the Better Learning Podcast and Co-Founder of Kay-Twelve, a national leader for educational furniture. Learn more about creating better learning environments at www.Kay-Twelve.com.
Who made this episode possible?
Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) - https://www.a4le.org/
Education Leaders' Organization - https://www.ed-leaders.org/
Second Class Foundation - https://www.secondclassfoundation.org/
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