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TRUE NORTH | Lighting For Learning: New Learning Models Challenge Traditional Lighting Methods

by Norman Russell LC, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

If you know that pedagogies and learning environments have significantly changed in the last ten years, go to the head of the class.

That is, if in fact there is a head of the class.

Yes, we all know that learning environments are changing. Rapidly replacing traditional classrooms with fixed instructor-oriented configurations, active […]

TRUE NORTH | Designing for Collaboration: Technology, Zen and Now

by Craig Park FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

“No matter where you go, there you are.”

These prescient words, attributed to Confucius over twenty-five hundred years ago, are truer in 2011 than ever before. Over a decade ago, we were adapting buildings for the “Information Age.” Since then, we have seen the “Age of Collaboration” take over. If […]

TRUE NORTH | Looking Up in a Down Market: Forward-thinking Campuses Still Upgrading Classrooms

by The Sextant Group

In this difficult economic environment, many colleges and universities are searching for ways to upgrade facilities and improve student outcomes without expensive construction projects. We believe this is an opportunity to move beyond the simple “carpet and paint” Band-aid type renovations to a more meaningful re-design of yesterday’s classrooms and lecture halls.

To replace the old […]