Image courtesy of Andrew Fyfe Photography
Grandview Heights High School, Designer: Station One Architects, Vancouver, Dealer: Schoolhouse Products, Photography: Andrew Fyfe Photography

A Case Study in Successful Post-Pandemic School Design and Instruction with Artcobell

July 25, 2023
In this episode of I Hear Design, the classroom furniture manufacturer helps connect the dots between the needs of teachers, students and physical space at Grandview Heights Secondary School to realize a vision of community and success in education.

In this episode, Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen sat down to chat with classroom furniture manufacturer Artcobell’s Patricia Cadigan, Vice President of Learning Environments, who recently immersed herself in the design and construction process of Grandview Heights Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia. She worked directly with school administration, including Grandview’s Principal Darren Bedard, to learn about the needs and wants of teachers but also how to connect the dots between physical space and the vision of student success.

Meet Our Guest

Patricia Cadigan, vice president of Learning Environments, Artcobell

Patricia Cadigan, M.Ed., ALEP, has 28 years of experience within public education including over 17 years in school administration. She began her career in education as a science teacher and then served as an assistant principal at the middle school level and principal at both the elementary and high school levels. In the last three years, she served as the Executive Director of Bond Projects, allowing her to bring all her experiences in teaching, learning, and leadership to promote the vision of transforming learning environments with technology and furnishings. Patricia joins the Artcobell team assisting in professional development, training, programming and research to connect learning spaces with best practices in teaching and learning. Her expertise will help teams make the connection on how furnishings can promote engaging and supportive learning environments. Patricia works with schools as they transform their learning environments to meet the needs of their curriculum.

About the Author

Robert Nieminen | Chief Content Director

Robert Nieminen is the Chief Content Director of Architectural Products, BUILDINGS and i+s, sister publications of Smart Buildings Technology. He is an award-winning writer with more than 20 years of experience reporting on the architecture and design industry.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of I+S Design, create an account today!