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EDITORIAL

Reshaping
Education
through
Design
The cover theme of this month's issue-"A Curious World: How
Design is Reshaping the Future of Learning"-says it all. At Contract,
we have been following the major changes that are transforming
education, and we've identified some of the inspiring people, projects,
and products behind this evolution. For example, take Danish Kurani,
one of the most talented emerging interior architects today. For the
past few years, he has been working-with innovative leaders like
Google, the Khan Academy, and Black Girls Code, which are all
changing the rules of education-to rethink learning environments
with designs that empower educators, inspire learners to achieve,
and address academic and social inequalities. At the Black Girls
Code space that will open up in New York this fall, surfaces like
ceilings and walls are used as teachable moments: metal pipes on the
open ceiling are arranged in the pattern of a computer's motherboard,
so that the students can feel like they are "inside" the technology;
walls are covered with common electronic objects, broken down so
that their components can be viewed; and fixtures like lamps are
exposed so that students can begin to understand how they are
designed. So inspiring!
Architects and designers are continuously challenged to
create innovative spaces in response to our ever-evolving needs. The
beautiful Lassonde Studios at The University of Utah by
CannonDesign and its Yazdani Studio has become a new model for
learning environments-combining a school dormitory with a startup
incubator. "We had to invent a new typology that, to the best of my
knowledge, didn't exist on other campuses," says Mehrdad
Yazdani, director of the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign and design
principal who led the project. The team concluded that creativity and
innovation could flourish in an environment that blurred the lines of
"where I sleep, where I make, and where I meet," Yazdani says.
As we evolve the content for the Contract, our editiorial team
promises to feature more product. This month, we're debuting a new
regular feature column-The Matrix-which presents the latest
design trends around a certain theme (learning environments in this
issue), which will help shape the way interiors are created. .
Aside from the projects and products we feature, we want to
make sure that Contract continues to be a strong voice for our
architecture and design community, so we're debuting another new
regular column-Viewpoint-inaugurated this month with Primo

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Orphilla's argument for better interior design education.
We'll continue our conversations about architecture and
design at our next Contract Design Forum, which will take place in
Charleston, South Carolina from October 17-19, 2018, at The
Dewberry Hotel, a beautiful hotel designed by Workstead with nods
to old Charleston with a distinctive modern edge. This year's
speakers include trend forecaster and innovative thinker Paula
Zuccotti, award-winning musician and speaker Brant Menswar, and
preservationist Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project.
All are awesome people, and the programming will motivate us to be
touched, to be inspired, and to remember. Visit contractdesignforum.
com for more information about Forum and the upcoming agenda as
the program develops.
Finally, just a friendly reminder: Our deadline for entries for the
40th Annual Interiors Awards is this month. I've been seeing many
great projects in my travels during the past year. Remember to enter!
The winners will be honored at our 40th Annual Interiors Awards
Breakfast in New York on January 25, 2019, and winning projects also
will be published in the January/February 2019 issue of Contract. You
can learn more and enter online at contractdesign.com/
interiorsawards.
Enjoy the issue, and see you next month in Charleston!
Sincerely,
Paul Makovsky
Editor in Chief

SEPTEMBER 2018
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Contract Magazine - September 2018
Contents
Editorial
Industry News
Agenda
Viewpoint: Letter to a Design Student
Product Briefs: Textiles
Black Girls Code, Google Code Next, The Khan Lab School
Lassonde Studios, The University of Utah
Matrix: Learning Environments
Product Focus
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