Harpeth Hall's Bright IDEA Lab
Harpeth Hall, a private, all-female, college-preparatory school in Nashville, TN, looked to re-imagine their under-used 6,600 sf gymnasium space. Centered between the school's humanities and STEM buildings, the new 13,000 sf Bullard Bright IDEA (Innovation Design and Education in Action) Lab was designed to promote collaborative entrepreneurship and design amongst students. The Lab is complete with exterior and interior windows to show the students the creative process is often messy. Acoustic considerations were taken throughout the design, and the rooms include marker-board and tac-able walls and moveable furnishings and walls for function flexibility. The Lab includes a maker space, robotics classroom with re-tracible field, teaching kitchen, green-screen podcast studio, study and loft space, lecture hall for 125, and more.
The access to new and innovative resources allows faculty and students to take part in hands-on creation and affirms the school’s commitment to leading-age teaching and learning.