Carey Upton, Chief Operations Officer of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, together with HED Architect and Education Principal John Dale, will reflect on the evolution of learning and the supporting facilities on the campus of Santa Monica High School (Samohi) in Santa Monica, California.
This campus has been developed over the course of a century, responding to varying imperatives in terms of learning styles and the facilities that house them. A recent master plan and two major new projects have begun a radical transformation that will re-shape the interaction of teachers and students for the next century. The new buildings are a radical departure from what has been created before. They will contain much more varied, flexible spaces, both interior and exterior, that will support a wide range of learning styles and activities – and are designed to change.