The design process of Emerald Campus began with a focus on the end users: our students. In the fall of 2017, current academy and program students were invited to tour the building and imagine the possiblities. Idea walls and collaborative thought webs on the existing walls, grew as student ideas and dreams were funneled to the design team in the winter of 2017 and 2018. Much of the collaborative space seen around the EC is a direct result of our student input.
The design process continued in the winter of 2017 with a focus on students and learning. Current staff members, district administrators, parents, and community member were invited to tour the building and brainstorm. Idea walls, collaborative public thought webs on the existing walls, grew as ideas were recorded, captured, and eventually funneled to the design team.