The concept of creating a LEARNING COMMONS has been an ongoing commitment for Pingree School, and OLSON LEWIS + Architects has been a part of this endeavor from the beginning.
Starting with the library in 2012 the annex was transformed into THE HUB, a space for innovative & collaborative based learning. The most recent addition to the LEARNING COMMONS concept is the Pingree Dining Commons, which opened at the start of the 2015/2016 school year. A natural gathering spot, the Dining Commons has been furnished not only with traditional cafe-type seating, but also includes furniture designed for more collaborative interaction (see photos).
LEARNING COMMONS: Library Area
. Quiet Library: research & study space with study carrels, desks and soft seating
. Pond Room: open area for academic focused group work
. Group Study Room: conference room for team meetings
. The Hub: space for innovative & collaborative based learning
. Harte Room: reading room
. Production Room: media production space with green screen technology
. Lego Wall: hands on experimenting and learning
LEARNING COMMONS: Other Areas
. Dining Commons: a natural collaboration area
. Maker Space: robotics creativity invention
READ MORE ABOUT THE LEARNING COMMONS IN THE PINGREE SCHOOL MAGAZINE