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Pre K-12 The Third Teacher+

Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today

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An educational collaborative that examines the entire ecology of learning

Waukee Community School District, Waukee Innovation and Learning CenterCannonDesign’s TTT+ philosophy permeates every aspect of design – from planning to renovations to new school designs. It is a process that aids delivery through exploration in each and every typology we design. TTT+ philosophy challenges and blends traditional design thinking to plan our clients’ cultural, pedagogical and organizational change. The living practice evolved from a collaborative research experience that resulted in The Third Teacher book.

Our philosophy believes design can be a powerful driver of organizational learning. Our processes are human-centered, connection seeking, experiential and iterative. Designing places and spaces manifests shared values and empower communities to learn, work, play, create and connect more richly. Our team leads discussions on the environment, demonstrating educational insights by advancing trends and exploring deeper capacities. We translate the most current thinking about teaching and learning in to every design solution.

In collaboration with Bruce Mau Design and V/S International, CannonDesign published The Third Teacher, a nationally and internationally recognized book on design’s impact on the physical educational environment. This book explores the premise that the environment in and of itself is a teacher.

Waukee Community School District Innovation and Learning Center Case Study >

Pre K-12 Expertise:

Pre K-12 Leadership

Stuart Brodsky, AIA, LEED AP
Mary A. Cavanaugh, AIA, LEED AP
Michael P. Corb, AIA
Michael Glaros, AIA, LEED AP
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We’d Love to Hear From You.

Our integrated Education Practice is ready to support your learning mission and share the innovative ways we have helped others meet the evolving educational landscape.

Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams, APR



Together, we create design solutions to the greatest challenges facing our clients and society.