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Improve School Security Without Breaking the Bank

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Article included in School Leader, April edition 2016... Schools continue to operate under tight budget constraints. With available dollars prioritized to educational delivery, it’s a simple reality that security-driven improvements can’t always rank at the top of the spending list. Continue Reading

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Getting Personal about Climate Change

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Planning for the future is hard work. Let’s face it, the demands of today can make even the day after today a challenge but we plow through. We persevere because as humans we possess a fierce natural drive, an innate need to create our future, not just experience it. We are not lemmings. On the whole, we are creative, driven and inspired to make things happen. Or so I like to think. Continue Reading

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Art & Architecture

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We see use of the words Art & Architecture in many varieties and combinations. Whether in the context of a travel guide for historic cities or the curriculum for university programs the two are seen and felt to be linked even by association. It is a compliment to both as the “Art of Architecture” or “Architecture as Art” elevates both to a level the words themselves imply. Continue Reading

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Constructing Schools that Inspire

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Learning is a lifelong pursuit that can happen anywhere and anytime. We interact with our environments and the people around us and in return, those environments have the potential to inspire us to think and explore. Our schools serve as environments focused on learning. Continue Reading