Metropolis Magazine – The Urban School & How it Adapts to Change – A Q& A with Dattner Architects on designing educational spaces in the urban context
October 3, 2017
As Part of Metropolis Magazine’s “Think Tank” Series, Dattner Architects hosted a panel themed: “The Urban School and How it Adapts to Change.” Panelists provided examples and approaches, from the design as well as the client side, on integrating 21st century schools into the urban fabric. Exploring public and private schools from New York to Brooklyn, and K-12 to Higher Education, panelists emphasize designing for the modern day as well as embracing new trends including makerspaces, co-linked learning environments, and flexible gathering areas. To read the full discussion and understand how clients from a broad range of educational institutions approach evolving technologies, students, and environments, check out the recently published synopsis.
Dattner Architects’ Principal, Daniel Heuberger, along with our clients The Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Brooklyn College and Yeshivah of Flatbush, examined examples and approaches on the integration of 21st century schools into the urban fabric, including our recent projects, emphasizing designing for the modern day as well as embracing new trends in makerspaces, co-linked learning environments, and flexible gathering areas. Susan Szenasy, Metropolis’ Director of Design Innovation, moderated the discussion with Dattner Architects’ Daniel Heuberger AIA, and several educational leaders, Rabbi Beyda, Principal, Yeshivah of Flatbush, Peter Brown, AIA, LEED AP, Director, Brain Spaces, Adena Dershowitz, Director of Digital Learning, Lycee Francais de New York, and Jonathan Wacks, Dean, The Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Brooklyn College.