After over a year of planning, budgeting, and designing, the ES Makerspace is finally complete. Although, in reality, a true Makerspace is never complete and always going through an endless internal design process. I’m very proud of where we are at as a school and the kids here absolutely love it!
I’ll get into the how and why we made this in another post.
I thought I would share a few features of the space and rationale behind some of the decisions. I know when we were doing research, finding examples of Makerspaces around the world helped us envision what we wanted.
Some of the themes we wanted, were flexibility, accessibility, and personalization. We wanted an innovative space that was flexible to the many kinds of projects that students would engage to. We wanted it to be bright and inviting and have a certain aesthetic quality to it. Well a picture is worth a thousand words!