Sensory-rich outdoor learning promotes social interaction and well-being.
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DETAILS

LocationEncino, California United States
ClientNBBJ
Size14,700 sf

Westmark is a private, second-through-12th-grade school focused on providing quality education to students with learning differences. The project itself has been divided into five separate phases, which will include site renovations for classrooms, courtyards, playgrounds, etc. The school provides a unique student experience that re-envisions traditional education, in part by integrating outdoor experiences with classroom learning. The ongoing site development is in Phase 1, focusing on the Lower School classrooms and outdoor playgrounds. Outdoor learning spaces provide an inclusive and sensory-rich environment that promotes holistic development, social interaction, and a profound sense of well-being among students. These distinctive elements are integral to providing fundamental learning experiences for the young students situated in this section of the campus.

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