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Middle Schools
Learning Centers

Learning Commons Renovation


Caruso and Shepard Middle Schools​

Deerfield Public Schools District 109

Deerfield, Illinois

The Library has been transformed into the Learning Commons: a place that encourages participatory learning, and provides both students and teachers the proper tools and environment.

Project Approach

  • Tour Schools with Principals

  • Educational Adequacy Survey

  • Elementary and Middle School Scope

  • Develop Modern and Unique Designs for all 3 Learning Commons
    (3rd school: South Park Elementary)

  • Specify Flexible 21st Century Furniture

  • Create Exciting and Functional Spaces for the Students and Staff to Enjoy

GreenAssociates worked with the Deerfield District to design three Next Generation Learning Spaces, based on current and future needs of the students.

The Learning Commons are no longer an archive; they are a hub for collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.

Each Includes the Following Elements:

  • Variety of seating and gathering areas

  • Tables/Furniture that can be grouped

  • Flexible/movable Furniture

  • Collaboration areas

  • Study rooms

  • Flexible and adaptable spaces

  • Presentation area

  • Makerspace

  • Supports current and future technology

  • Learning Stairs

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