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Introducing Schools In Focus Podcast

Now you can listen to discussions on topics that matter to you in our latest podcast, Schools In Focus! Spaces4Learning recently launched Schools In Focus, a podcast spotlighting K-12 school design, planning and management.

Schools In Focus podcast logo 

Schools In Focus podcast will dive into the latest trends in the integration of technology in space design and management, all while continuing to focus on the nuts and bolts of design, operation and maintenance of K-12 facilities. Each episode will feature a conversation with industry experts, facility managers, architects, and thought leaders on everything from security technologies to best practices for sustainable facilities and so much more!

If you have suggestions on topics you would like to hear us cover, feel free to email me.

Schools In Focus, Episode 1: Designing Library Interiors

Shanghai American School library

In our first episode, I interviewed Andrew Hausmann, an associate principal at Perkins & Will. Andrew spoke to me about library interiors, more specifically about Shanghai American School’s library transformation. We talked about the library’s role as a central hub, how it supports different learning and working styles through the various choice found throughout the space, and how creativity and imagination were key to the space design. 

Andrew Hausmann presented more in-depth information on this library transformation in a Spaces4Learning webinar in December. You can register to view the archived presentation here to supplement this podcast episode.

Shanghai American School library

Where to Listen

Schools In Focus is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Stitcher. Subscribe today, or listen below! Stay tuned for more episodes!

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Spaces4Learning.

About the Author

Yvonne Marquez is senior editor of Spaces4Learning K-12. She can be reached at [email protected].