Designing schools that help all
students achieve their full potential.

Our philosophy

We help educational leaders envision and create the organizational and physical infrastructure needed so every student can flourish.

We build learning environments around the five drivers we believe are key to improving the local education ecosystem in cities and regions: Readiness, Equity, Resilience, Wellness and Community. Our approach creates spaces that not only educate, but also support thriving economies and arm students with the skills they need to be successful and self-reliant.

Our problem-solving method, called Living-Centered Design, is featured in The Third Teacher. We authored this acclaimed book to demonstrate how the design of a school is intrinsically linked to teaching and learning — and how purposeful design strategies can create a new blueprint for the future of PK-12 education.

The 74: Designing PK-12 Schools Like Children’s Museums
Designing Tornado Safe Schools that Don’t Feel Like Bunkers
Architect’s Newspaper Publishes Rockford Public Schools K-5 Prototype School
Waukee Innovation & Learning Center Featured in The 74 Million as ‘a Model for the Country’
Paul Mills
Devan Mitchell
Hazim Rabadi

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Paul Mills

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