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Hord Coplan Macht Team Awarded Research Grant

  • November 8, 2017
  • Sharon Pula

Hord Coplan Macht is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a 2017 The American Institute of Architects Upjohn Research Initiative grant for our proposed study — “The Impact of Biophilic Learning Spaces on Student Success.”

Teamed with Morgan State University, Salk Institute, Terrapin Bright Green and the host school Green Street Academy, the goal of the study is to determine the link between classroom design with a connection to nature, student stress reduction and enhanced learning outcomes.

The AIA Upjohn Research Initiative supports applied research projects that enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge.

The HCM team is one of 6 awardees in 2017.