Back to School: 7 New Schools and Academic Buildings We Love

It’s Fall, and as students are settling into another academic year, we’re taking a look at some of the best and brightest education projects from the world-over.

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Studio Weave’s whimsical design for an expansion to Belvue School, a London institution for 11- to 19-year-olds facing moderate to severe learning challenges. The building hosts classes where students learn to feel comfortable with nature and the outdoors. Courtesy Jim Stephenson

As the air cools and the days start to get shorter (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), it can mean only one thing: students of all ages buying notebooks, Sharpies, index cards, and—if they can hustle the money from their parents—a new laptop for the coming school year. At Metropolis, we wanted to take this opportunity to showcase some of the most interesting education projects we’ve seen—these articles been going live on our homepage over the last week or two but we’ve gathered them here for your convenience.

From super-sustainable desert architecture in Arizona to progressive classroom design in New York City, these projects can be instructive for all.

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