School design is most effective when it actively supports and enriches school programs. Hord Coplan Macht’s designs have been informed by and are responsive to research, learning philosophy, community and, ultimately, thelearners themselves. Spaces, both inside and outside, need to support themyriad ways teaching and learning occur.Contemporary design promotes configurations of spaces that encourage hands-on, interdisciplinary learning. Learners need more places and ways to
learn than are afforded by traditional classrooms and the incidentalspecial-use spaces. Spatial variety is necessary in many new project-based curricula. Just knowing
contemporary practices in teaching and learning is not enough. We have refined expertise to help school communities understand what research tells usabout successful places of education.Our experience includes work for over 60 independent schools around the United States. We bring national expertise from three offices in Baltimore, MD,Alexandria, VA, Denver, CO and Charlotte, NC.