Dr. Gary Stager created a new guide, Tips for Architects from Maker Educators, for an upcoming panel discussion at the Association for Learning Environments 2016 Regional Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
In addition to the light, acoustic, aesthetic, and comfort considerations central to good space design, educators who embrace learning by making urge architects to be mindful of specific needs. While some maker spaces may require ventilation, wet areas, and floor space for heavy equipment, making should permeate every corner of the school. Therefore, the following recommendations are suitable for the design of all learning spaces. (excerpt)