Modular Classroom Design Competition
The Tulane City Center and the Priestley School of Architecture and Construction have teamed up with modular manufacturer Morgan Building Systems to design a sustainable modular classroom. The spring 2009 classroom design collaboration is part of the Open Architecture Network’s Classroom Competition. The design competition requires that designers work with school students to develop proposals for improved learning environments which will respond to the growing demand for classroom structures around the world.
Using Priestly’s school yard as a possible location for the modular classroom, our design team of high school and university students worked develop a classroom design and business proposal for Morgan. We are working with design and engineering staff at MBS to develop a proposal that fits with the requirements of their production facilities and that we hope can be incorporated into their production line at the end of the process. MBS is specifically focused on exploring ways to develop a ‘green’ classroom building utilizing the company’s existing manufacturing processes.
In addition, partners from the US Green Build Council, the Freeman School of Business, and the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are collaborating with the design team on their multidisciplinary approach to creating better learning spaces. This design competition is one of several ongoing collaborations between the City Center and Priestly.
Anisa Baldwin Metzger
Tulane School of Public Health