Blog - Learning

Designing Green and Recognizing Red

After a year of intensive research, Sarah Noble, intern interior designer, and Stasha Thompson, interior design administrative assistant, shared their understanding of red list products and building materials at an October Friday Focus.

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Edible Landscapes Blend Beauty with Practicality

​D/P/S employees are lifelong learners driven by a desire to share information. Friday Focus, an informal, bi-weekly group discussion with morning coffee and treats, brings staff together to talk about design, ask questions, and share the things that inspire them. Enjoy this Friday Focus sneak peek on Edible Landscaping.

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UNM Domenici Center for Health Science Education Opens Final Wing and Celebrates LEED Gold

The University of New Mexico has opened its third and final phase of the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education, the culmination of over 17 years of strategic planning.

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Bernalillo High School Wins A4LE Southwest Region Award for School Facility Excellence

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini received the 2018 Monarch Award for its design of Bernalillo High School. Awarded by the Association for Learning Environments, the Monarch Award recognizes exceptional planning and architectural design of high-quality learning environments in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

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Continuum: Changing the Way We Collaborate

As lifelong learners, we are driven by a desire to share information—freely and continuously. Continuum brings D/P/S employees together to talk about design, ask questions, and share the things that inspire them. Here you will find our approach to sharing and learning.

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School Design Preserves a Piece of Heritage for NMSD Historic Campus

​Schools often need to make tough decisions about demolishing buildings that no longer meet their needs, but occasionally a design solution can help make the most of a difficult situation. Read how the New Mexico School for the Deaf incorporated an old structure in a new design.

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What Can Public School Districts Learn From For-Profit Providers?

Given increasing costs, decreasing funding, and rapidly evolving educational technology and pedagogy, should public school districts question the traditional model of complete campuses of durable, 50-year buildings?

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Navigating History: Balancing Educational Needs, Project Budgets, and Heritage

Presented at EDspaces 2017 and LearningSCAPES 2017, this presentation shares strategies for balancing historic integrity with a school’s educational mission.

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Extreme Makeovers: Dealing with the Realities of Existing Building Renovations

This session, presented at EDspaces 2017 in Kansas City, explores factors to be considered when making the decision to keep, renovate or build new educational facilities.

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A Focus On Wellness

Learn about the WELL Building Standard and our developing understanding of how the indoor environment affects people.

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