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Here at ATI, innovation is a key element in our design philosophy. We believe that schools and school buildings themselves make an important contribution to raising educational standards and achievement. Therefore, designing innovative high performance schools for the 21st Century Learning Environment is something that we are proud to be a part of.

ATI is honored to be featured in the Spring 2016 issue of DDC Journal, showcasing the work we’ve done for San Juan Unified School District. The story highlights ATI’s designs of 21st Century Learning Environments for Winston Churchill Middle School in Carmichael, CA.

For this project, San Juan Unified School District’s goal was to create a flexible multi-dimensional learning tool that focused on creating an optimal educational environment for their students and teachers. The District believes that the world is becoming more interconnected and complex, and the way in which students learn today has drastically changed. In order to meet these growing needs, San Juan Unified School District wanted these new classrooms to challenge the status quo, in addition to creating a standard for future classroom designs.

This is where ATI stepped in.

If you aren’t familiar with the project, ATI designed the remodel of the Winston Churchill Middle School. Included was a 10 classroom wing designed for 21st century learning. Designs modeled both interior and exterior group learning spaces, a new high tech media/library center, and classrooms with fully integrated wireless technology for individual connectivity to wall mounted flat screen displays. The rooms were prepared with Idea Paint dry erase wall surfaces surrounding the classroom walls with no “front” of the classroom teaching spaces.


If you want to know more about the project, you can read the entire feature online here starting on page 84: