Educational

Riverdale Country School Learning Complex

Merit Award 2016
Riverdale Country School Learning Complex

The Riverdale Country School is currently building a new home for its third, fourth and fifth graders. Designed by Architecture Research Office (ARO), the completed halls and classrooms (and floors) will feature graphic interventions designed by Open, developed specifically to prompt learning and inspire curiosity among its youngest audience yet. While construction happens over the next school year, though, the students needed a place to learn—and call their own.

Open

Noticing Tools

Merit Award 2016
Noticing Tools

Math and Science Meet Recess

It’s no secret that tests and textbooks might not be the best way to teach a class of energetic students. Educators are on the hunt for a better way, including the team at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI). Funded by a grant from the

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Local Projects partnered with NYSCI to get science and math out of the classroom and empower students to take learning into their own hands.

Teaching Kids How to Notice

Local Projects

Hyundai Card Music Library

Merit Award 2016
Hyundai Card Music Library

Music-loving members of Korea’s largest credit card company, Hyundai Card, have a new venue to call their own. Set within a steep hillside in the rapidly changing Yongsan (“Dragon Hill”) district overlooking Seoul to the south, the Hyundai Card Music Library + Understage is the latest outpost to join a handful of exclusive card-member amenities.

Haus der Bildung Bonn

Merit Award 2016
Haus der Bildung Bonn

In September 2015, the Adult Education Center and the Municipal Library of the City of Bonn, Germany, moved into a new common home, the House of Education (Haus der Bildung).

A new modern entrance building was added to the existing former administration building to provide barrier-free access to the House of Education and to accommodate additional functions and services such as an event hall.

Polyform (planen und gestalten), Götzelmann Middel Schumann GbR

Gretchen Wilde

Gretchen Wilde is a co-chair of the Phoenix Chapter.

Gretchen Wilde started Airpark Signs & Graphics, a leader in architectural signage in the Southwest, in her mothers family room in 1983. The company has cultivated extensive expertise in all facets of the process, from design through fabrication and installation.

Gretchen Cherrill, Airpark Signs & Graphics
Phoenix, AZ

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