Education

Education

October 27, 2020

With a focus on end-user needs, INVISION worked closely with the Waterloo Community School District and UnityPoint Health Des Moines to design these unique spaces for kids to become their best selves. INVISION was recently awarded AIA Iowa Excellence in Design Awards for the Waterloo Career Center and …

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July 20, 2020

The building sector is the single largest consumer of energy and producer of greenhouse gasses. The built environment currently accounts for 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions annually with 11% from building materials and construction. INVISION is examining the bigger picture by taking a holistic approach to sustainability that …

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November 16, 2019

In an effort to create a place for students, faculty, staff, and the community to gather, Des Moines University (DMU) requested the assistance of INVISION to revive the Olsen Center by updating finishes, technology options and acoustics. With the findings of an acoustic analysis, INVISION determined the need …

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July 31, 2019

We recognize the importance of learning and teaching in the architectural environment. This summer, we had the pleasure of working with some outstanding students. We asked them to reflect on their time at INVISION. Here’s what they had to say:   DAVID PHAN Iowa State University, Bachelor of …

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March 1, 2019

Most projects are unique and special in their own right, often through the personalities of the team, the problems you’ve solved together, and the great strategy implemented. As design professionals, we live and breathe a service-oriented culture every day. It’s always about giving the most of yourself and …

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September 29, 2016

To understand the future of education, we need to understand where we are, and where we’ve been. As architects, we work with many groups across the education spectrum to engage in broad discussions about what education will and should look like. To look forward, it’s important to take …

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July 27, 2016

21st century learning models are no longer teaching all students in the same way, thus we shouldn’t be designing all schools the same. For an effective change in learning models, we need to adapt the environment in which learning takes place. So often we see administrators, facility managers …

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May 16, 2016

You certainly can’t design a building in a day. But we’ve found that in just one day, we can help clients identify needs, discover options and test ideas so they can make collective, high-level decisions on specific projects. Many times, clients come to us with complex projects or …

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November 13, 2015

It’s obvious the student voice is powerful, and these student leaders are certainly creating change. INVISION attended the Iowa Student Learning Institute (ISLI) RISE conference where over 200 student leaders and educators descended on Waukee High School to hear speakers and participate in breakout sessions. We shared with the …

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