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What Makes Great Schools?

What Makes Great Schools?

This year at the CSBA Trade Show, we asked participants to help us discover shared values for quality education in California by taking part in the creation of a data map. Through this visual language, they shared what they valued in delivering quality education to students.

What We Learned at Adobe MAX 2018

What We Learned at Adobe MAX 2018

Adobe MAX is the annual gathering of over 14,000 creative professionals that come together to learn about industry trends, get exposure to new products and technology, and kick-start their creativity. As one of the most inspiring creative conferences out there, our team was eager to attend for the fourth consecutive year. Here’s what they learned…

10-ish Things I Learned While at Dwell On Design LA 2016 #DODLA

10-ish Things I Learned While at Dwell On Design LA 2016 #DODLA

  1. DWELL is more than just a showcase for home furniture.
  2. There was only one architecture firm there. Pretty Surprising.
  3. The whole event was a cross between creative designers, artisans, and innovators.
  4. Designers today focus beyond functional spaces and beautiful objects. They also design lifestyles of comfortability and conveniency.
  5. The vendors promoted their products well and were not pushy about selling them.
  6. A couple of vendors brought in equipment to show how their products are made including a loom machine and a leather monogramming device.
  7. Other vendors provided iPads and computer stations for online store browsing.
  8. Visitors were able to interact directly with all products at the convention.
  9. DWELL provided play areas for kids using products created by the vendors.
  10. They really needed to place their free tote bags closer to the entrance because we like free stuff and it’s the first thing we should see.
  11. DWELL teamed up with IMM COLOGNE this year: an international tradeshow based in Cologne, Germany allowing for the convention to showcase works from around the world.
  12. Today’s market allows for individual-based businesses to soar.
  13. There was a VR Lounge! We saw a kid become a true fruit ninja!
  14. There was also a Tiny House, shipping container, and a 2 story prefab home with a living wall at the venue. One of them held a live cooking show to promote kitchen appliances… but food :(
  15. There seemed to be heated cast stone benches everywhere and a Prius in every corner (I’m sort of exaggerating).
  16. I got news that we missed out on an infamous Beer Garden…
  17. I would go again!
Fluid Stance makes a wood and metal balance board for more active desk work

Fluid Stance makes a wood and metal balance board for more active desk work

Galanter and Jones (Heated outdoor furniture)

Galanter and Jones (Heated outdoor furniture)

Koncept (Lighting Design)

Koncept (Lighting Design)

Written by Jennifer Nguyen

Join us at CASH 2016

Join us at CASH 2016

Join Ruhnau Clarke Architects at the CASH 37th Annual Conference on School Facilities. 

Featured Events:
Monday, February 22
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Room 303 

Roger Clarke will be joining Lindsay Currier, Riverside County Office of Education, for: Special Education In the Classroom: Designing for and Serving All Students

Overview

Every student deserves to have a great education, including students with special needs! Last year, we explored opportunities to maximize integration of all our students in the least restrictive environment, with a focus on integrating special education classrooms onto our school sites. This year, we follow up that successful workshop with a look inside the four walls of the classroom. Come hear about the benefits of universal design, which strives for inclusive rather than separate spaces, by taking a holistic approach to housing both students with and without special needs. This approach encourages schools to have at least one classroom with universal features that could be used by the entire student population. Explore how to apply the tenets of 21st Century learning environments to spaces for our special education students, and hear about the benefits of NextGen furniture and equipment for a variety of special education student designations. Join us as we explore ways to make all our sites more inclusive and welcoming for all student populations.

Presentation 

Monday, February 22
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
10:00 am to Noon
1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Trade Show
Visit Ruhnau Clarke Architect's trade show booth to learn more about our services, projects and meet our team.

Tuesday, February 23
0:15 am to 11:30 am 

Peggy Reyes joins Alice Grundman (Eric Hall and Associates) and Jessica Mears (Santa Ana Unified School District) for roundtable planning.