Knoxville High School
Knoxville, IL 

 

The design for the Knoxville High School began with visioning workshops to determine the desired educational practices and programs. After understanding the variety of learning environments recommended to meet the needs of 21st century curriculum and instruction, BLDD's task was to group these learning environments into a cohesive organization that facilitates a seamless delivery of the educational program. 
 
The building is organized in Learning Studios with collaboration areas for students and teachers to interact in a less structured environment.  By grouping core academic areas with exploratory spaces and spaces for the self-paced learner, a learning environment is developed that provides a responsive setting for the integrated curricular delivery envisioned in "Curriculum 21." In identifying each of the four studios with one of the "4 C's" (Collaboration, Creative, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Communication), an outcomes-based organization of the educational environment is created.