CRITIC / JAMES GARRISON
COMPLETED / SPRING 2013
Research has shown that children between the ages of 5 and 10 years respond positively to multiple iterations and a variety of input of information.
An investigation was performed to understand the heightened tactile and visual stimuli for the development of architecture, which will not simply engage the children and teachers, but also the emerging community that is developing in the Seaport area of Manhattan, New York.
My design takes into account the uniqueness of the elementary school experience. The size and scale of the bulding must engage students on their own level. The library should support story telling and hands on activities, in addition to research addressing these issues, along with the appropriate integration of technology and community use spaces, can create a truly exceptional elementary school design.