Focused on the learner. Engaged in the community. Connecting pedagogy to design.
Learning+™ is the guiding philosophy behind our work designing 21st Century educational environments. From digitally-led teaching domains, and our evidence-based Clever Classroom principles, to designing for flexible, multi-purpose and multi-style learning, we are engaged in the local community and have been connecting pedagogy to design from K-12 to higher education for decades.
Connecting curriculum to design
Our collaborative consultation process allows educators to inform design decisions. We believe in flexible, modular, reconfigurable buildings that welcome tomorrow’s advances and support the concept of students as global learners.
At a young age, social interaction is as important as academic instruction. We seek spaces that fuel kids’ desire to become lifelong learners; hands-on, sensory rich environments that move bodies and capture the imagination.
Primary & Secondary
Through adolescence and in preparation for early adulthood, place-based education has to facilitate rapid discovery and build a student’s connection to their larger community. Flexible, outdoor-connected spaces that convey the spirit of their neighbourhood.
College & University
Higher learner environments must foster a sense of collaboration and intellectual exchange. Our research group, IBI THiNK, partnered with major institutions on a global research project titled “4 Labs 4 Cities” to examine how signature architecture, environmental leadership and smart technology can help us rethink the modern campus configuration.
Non Traditional Learning
From vocational laboratories to mock courtrooms and entrepreneurial incubators, spaces that embrace experiential learning are creating a more diverse educational landscape — and one that proudly puts the emphasis on participation.
Associate | Manager, Architecture
Sr. Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Director | Office Lead, Vancouver
Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Reshaping the way we approach education.
Featured ProjectsSee more of our Learning+ projects
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre
Opened in the Spring of 2016, The Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) is the second phase of the Science & Innovation Campus at Maindy Road: a new home for world-class research, bringing together experts in brain mapping and neuroscience inside a highly collaborative, energy-efficient environment. The project follows the completion of Phase 1; the IBI Group designed flagship Hadyn Ellis Building.
Franklin High School Modernization
IBI Group designed the master plan for the modernization of Franklin High School, integrating next generation learning environments with state-of-the-art career and technical education facilities.
Bridgeland High School Educational Village
IBI Group provided a full scope of services for this new, prototype high school which serves approximately 3,300 students, and is part of a larger educational village featuring secondary, middle, and elementary schools co-operating in close proximity with a number of shared resources.