Design Space Delivers STEAM Classroom Complex for St. John’s Episcopal School - Design Space Modular Buildings
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Design Space Modular Buildings again delivers On-Time and On-Budget for an appreciative client. St. John’s Episcopal School made the strategic decision to transition to a STEAM based educational format. In other words, a curriculum that fully integrates the critical skills of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This technology and hands-on approach to learning required a new specialized space outside of the conventional classroom buildings to anchor the program. And as is the case with most schools, it had to happen quickly during the months of July and August to be ready for the start of the new school year. The goal was a turnkey construction project completed in less than 3 months from start to finish. The solution the school board decided on was permanent modular construction provided by Design Space Modular Buildings. Ground-breaking was on June 10, and teachers moved in August 15. Just over 2 months to go from a grass field to the facility you see in the attached photos.

Below is an article from the Orange County Register summarizing the grand opening.

“Students at St. John’s Episcopal School can expect more opportunities for cutting-edge, authentic learning experiences with the introduction of the Johnson STEAM Center, the newest addition to the Rancho Santa Margarita campus.The innovative, state-of-the-art building was introduced with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the city’s Chamber of Commerce Sept. 12. The school adopted a learning approach involving science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics more than three years ago to enhance its academic programs.

St. John’s serves kids from eight weeks old through eighth grade, according to the school’s website.

The center will house activities the school has already introduced to students. Some include Vex Robotics kits, 3D printers, green screens and laser cutters, according to a release. Other programs include instrumental music, Project Lead the Way and Mandarin Chinese.

“The Johnson STEAM Center will provide our students and teachers the space and tools required for innovative, project-based learning and ensure that St. John’s will continue to be a leader in STEAM education,” Head of School Dr. Michael Pratt said in the release.

The center provides a bigger space for students to work on projects. The facility will also house a robotics lab, science classroom and a fabrication space for a Makers lab.”

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