The pandemic prompted educators to explore outdoor spaces for in-person teaching as students, longing for a break from indoor confinement and screens, crave a connection with nature. This connection supports cognitive and physical development and satisfies the innate human need for interaction with the natural world. In response, HMC Architects partnered with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) to develop design guidelines to aid schools and facility professionals in establishing equitable outdoor learning opportunities on their premises.

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Download our paper HERE to learn more about how HMC worked with its client to create a framework for planning, designing, and implementing outdoor learning.