HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE INTERACTIVE PUBLIC SPACE

Chicago, IL
Students Control Information & Interaction
Photo © © Doug Snower
Interactive STEM Public Space
Photo © © Doug Snower
Cabinets of Curiosity Double as Flex Seating
Photo © © Doug Snower
Seating Rearranges for Learning & Teaching
Photo © © Doug Snower
Submerging in the Waves of Physics
Photo © © Doug Snower
Breakout Space for Small Group Study
Photo © © Doug Snower
Write On Water Molecules
Photo © © Doug Snower
Forum as Catalyst for Creative Alchemy
Photo © © Doug Snower
Detail of Public Space Interaction
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Architects
Architecture Is Fun
Location
60610 Chicago, IL
Year
2012
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
1-5 Stories
Client
Latin School of Chicago
Team
Sharon Exley, Peter Exley, Fun Finders, Reuben Margolin, Doug Fogelson, Architecture Is Fun
Flooring - Water Jet Cut
Gerflor USA
Artist - Involution (Powers of Ten Inspired) & Mural Ventura
Doug Fogelson
Artist - Nimbus Wave (Kinetic)
Reuben Margolin
Artifact & Curiosity Supplier (Curator: Fun Finders)
Evolution Store NY

THE INTERACTIVE SCIENCE FORUM - A NEW WAVE FOR EDUCATION:
Fusing together the creative processes of science and art, the 2200 square foot Interactive Science Forum at Latin School of Chicago provides students hands-on access to scientific concepts and new technologies, and perspectives into the beauty and complexity of our natural world. Learning spills out from laboratories into the Forum’s public space, filled with student-centered art, science, and technology project-based exhibits.

Students submerge into the waves, moving down and around to their next class. Representing the next wave for science education, the Interactive Forum immerses high school students of The Latin School in an opportunity and technology rich center, synthesizing analytical and aesthetic investigation and learning.

This place makes me want to learn.
~ Latin High School Student

Latin School is truly an innovative, 21st century educational space.
~ Carolyn Armenta Davis Hon AIA

RED (Recognizing Exemplary Design) Award, International Interior Design Association Illinois Chapter, 2012.
Award given to recognize exemplary design and superior projects in education.

Outstanding Design Award & Grand Award, American School & University – Learning By Design, 2012.
Award given to recognize a sophisticated approach in design.

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