A must-visit spot in Columbus, Ohio is the Japan Marketplace, home to six unique Japanese shops: Akai Hana, Belle's Bread, J•Avenue, Tensuke Express, Tensuke Market, and Sushi Ten. There is an abundance of Japanese cuisine and products available which allows for a great introduction to traditions and a celebration of culture - truly an immersive experience!Read More
By now, you've heard a lot about the future of work, and you're probably thinking about making some changes to your space. Your teams might not be in the office all the time, and you need a space that's more flexible - that can change more easily and adapt over time - and you may need more areas for collaborative group work, not just isolated desks.
So... what do you do? Where do you start? How do you know the changes you're making are actually best for your team?Read More
Technology – it’s always getting bigger and better, more powerful, and more impactful on how we live and work. With whole-room video conference capabilities, increased WiFi usage and more powerful internet needs, and so many integrated tech tools at our disposal, we’re making work areas and meeting spaces more connected than ever! However, these advancements often come at a price.Read More
What does tomorrow's workplace actually look like? We've heard from leaders and read the research (including our own!) to help answer that question, but with greater technology coming every day and a better understanding of our current environment, we're doing the same thing that our workplaces of tomorrow must do: adapt.Read More
It's the question on every parent's mind: "How will my child stay safe and healthy in a school environment?"
As our children prepare for the school year, we know things will be different. Whether they're fully remote, fully in-school, or a hybrid of both, our learning environments are going to look and feel a little different, but that doesn't mean they have to distract from a child's learning! In these fast-changing times, we're staying attentive to the latest research to design safer classrooms with the right kind of furniture and technology to help keep our kids as safe as they can be. Check out what some of our schools are adopting to make safer spaces:Read More
The University of Toledo had a very long hallway in their College of Engineering, with very blank walls. Not only was the hall used by current students for studying and socializing, but it was a primary avenue for prospective students visiting the school. The school wanted to use branding as a recruitment tool, and allow students to learn about the different concentrations available to study at the college.Read More
They say children are our future.Read More
As I travel around the country talking with educators about learning space redesign, I hear of some schools successfully transitioning into 21st century learning spaces while others are struggling. In the successful schools the educators are seeing positive results in the new spaces; in the other schools the educators are becoming frustrated. In some cases they are even facing opposition. So I began to ask myself, “What are the common points I’m seeing in the schools that are successful? What do educators need to know to accomplish this shift?” Here are some answers.Read More
Active learning is described as a “teaching method that strives to more directly involve students in the learning process.” This is contrasted with passive learning, in which students simply sit and listen to a teacher speak, or watch some sort of presentation or video. There is a place for passive learning, but more and more teachers are experimenting with active learning to boost their students’ educational attainment.Read More
Marburn Academy is an independent day school and a visionary leader in the education of bright students with learning differences, such as dyslexia and attention difficulties. Their conviction is that every child is capable of succeeding. For the past 30 years, Marburn resided in a former elementary school in the Northland area of Columbus, Ohio. For the past decade, this space was overcrowded and cramped, with a configuration that was less than ideal for a learning environment.Read More