An educational collaborative that examines the entire ecology of learning
CannonDesign’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.