At Whittle School & Studios, we believe that education is more than just time spent in a classroom - it encompasses everything students experience during their time with us.
A key part of the way we consider student experience is the physical space of the school, the “where” of our vision.
How we articulate our spaces intuitively communicates to students and their families how we think about their time with us. It’s a school for our students, workplace for our team, and a center of activity for our whole education community.
Schools are often referred to in a series of nouns: classrooms, hallways, desks, chairs, etc. Instead, we’ve approached our design by first thinking about verbs: what our students will be doing as they learn: making, researching, collaborating, inventing, storytelling, and presenting. In articulating our verbs, we place a high value on design.
|ORIGINAL SUSTAINABLE FEATURES||NEW ADDITIONS|
|Exterior sunscreens to shade the façade and increase airflow around the building||Gym, standard 400m athletics track, standard football field, multiple basketball courts and tennis courts|
|Acoustic controls filter the external traffic noise to provide students with a quiet learning environment||300-seat performance theatre, dance and yoga room, chorus room and music practice room|
|Efficient air filtration system to ensure all wooden cabinets, furniture, paint and adhesives used strictly conform to national standards to protect indoor air quality||Multi-function science lab and biotechnology lab|
|World’s most advanced chilled beam system to ensure safety and provide children with a windless, noise-free, and environmentally-friendly learning space||Maker space tailored to the interests of students, such as a 3D printing room, clothing and textile studio, wood and metal workshop|