Getting Smart — “The Front Porch: A New Approach to Support the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Our School Communities”

August 9th 2020

Getting Smart features the “front porch” concept we developed with WXY for Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools, delving into its function as an outdoor lobby for coordinating safer queuing and health checks before entry, as well as its design considerations for comfort and well-being for the broader community.

Read the full article here.

“We are excited about how the Front Porch can be used as a safe, welcoming haven during a time of crisis, but we also see a use for the Front Porch even after the pandemic—as a bridge connecting our school to the larger community. We believe schools should be part of the urban ecosystem.”