Arizona Chapter

The geographical area served consists of the State of Arizona.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins

In-Person Event

February 3, 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am MST

Creighton Academy
2802 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Tour of Creighton Academy

Creighton Academy
Creighton School District was looking to modernize the entire campus to create the ideal environment for adventurous thinkers, kind-hearted leaders, and collaborative learners. Incorporating the vision of the community remained paramount when deciding how to design the new space. Creighton wanted to expand on the shifting paradigms of the Academy, adopting multi-age, dual-language and constructivism curriculums.

There needed to be communal spaces that could envelop all the ideals of the district in tandem with the needs of the community. The designers envisioned a school that would elevate students from a traditional learning experience to one filled daily with adventure and exploration. Inspired by the multifaceted nature of a canyon, each area reflects a different component of nature. Featured common areas include “The Butte,” a communications staircase that ignites collaboration; “The Basin,” a large open area with an indoor slide where students play and exercise; and “The Nest,” a unique breakout space featuring raised netting that imitates a nest for self-motivated learning.

Learning Objectives:
  • Project based learning in action
  • Discussing community involvement in planning and school replacement
  • Urban planning principles of school siting
  • Architectural impacts of Next Gen learning spaces

Tour Guides & Speakers
Jay Mann, Chief of Business Operations + Development, Creighton School District
Katie Cartier, Principal, Creighton Academy
Neil Pieratt, Marketing + Business Development, SPS+ Architects
Darlene Cadman, Project Manager, SPS+ Architects
Catherine Pieratt, K-12 Interior Designer, SPS+ Architects

Members: Free | Non-Members: $20
Sponsorships: $250 | $500


Event Sponsor
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