East Whittier City School District STEM Classrooms
East Whittier City School District
When the East Whittier City School District selected SGH Architects to design their new STEM classrooms at three middle school campuses, they had a fairly good idea of what they wanted; flexibility, connection to outdoor learning, connection between classrooms to encourage collaboration, open volumes, and minimal finishes to mitigate maintenance.
While focusing on the needs of District, facilities staff, and educators we were able to successfully translate their vision into efficient classroom spaces that fosters creativity for programs such as robotics, rocket labs and physics to thrive in a middle school setting.
High school STEM educators were involved in the development of the programs to help students better prepare to enter high school with a greater understanding of the STEM pedagogy.
The new buildings are strategically located on the campus to take advantage of other science and arts classrooms for natural cross-collaboration integration.
ROCKET LABS AND PHYSICS CLASSES THRIVE IN THIS NEW STEM MIDDLE SCHOOL SETTING