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At AMDG, we have a passion for re-thinking and transforming educational environments—the spaces that powerfully amplify 21st century instruction and learning. Our aspiration is to understand our clients, their educational delivery methods, and their vision and goals. We help them create educational spaces that offer each student a deeper, more engaged learning experience. 

We know that the design approach for 21st century learning environments varies among projects. We’re here to help you imagine the possibilities.

Twenty-first century design addresses today’s multifaceted educational facilities planning needs. Schools of the future are flexible, multiuse spaces that accommodate a range of pedagogical approaches integrated with technology to successfully prepare students for their lives ahead. Several key themes inform how AMDG creates learning spaces to help students learn more deeply: 

  1. Facilities become agile learning communities with adaptable spaces and flexible furniture.
  2. The pervasiveness of technology requires learning spaces where students and staff can seamlessly interact with the virtual world and each other—any place, any time. 
  3. Classrooms of the future support differentiated instruction and student-centric learning
  4. Learning spaces meet the needs of students and the greater constituency to gather together in fellowship or celebration, building community while making student learning visible.
  5. Interdisciplinary collaboration and problem-based learning drive the need for spaces that both connect and support the interaction of the various disciplines. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), or with the addition of art (STEAM), are examples of highly interdisciplinary endeavors that create opportunities for students and staff to engage in the complex issues of our world today. 
  6. Environmental sustainability becomes not only a design principle for healthy environments, but also a teaching tool for nurturing stewardship among the next generation.

We’d love to explore these themes with you. Together, we’ll promote your vision for the 21st century school and transform your environment—physically and digitally—to support deeper learning.

Representative list of project experience:

Ada Christian 21st Century Learning Center - Ada, Michigan
renovation of classroom and corridor into student lounge

Ada Christian Outdoor Education - Ada, Michigan
addition

Aquinas College - Grand Rapids, Michigan
master planning for renovation of fieldhouse and student center

Calvin Theological Seminary - Grand Rapids, Michigan
addition and renovation

Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School - Grand Rapids, Michigan
new construction

Grand Rapids Christian Evergreen Elementary 21st Century Learning Environment- Grand Rapids, Michigan
renovation

Grand Rapids Christian High School 21st Century Educational Improvements - Grand Rapids, Michigan
renovation to commons space

Grand Rapids Christian High School Master Planning - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids Christian High School Reflecting Our Faith - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids Christian Middle School - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids Public Schools / City High Middle School - Grand Rapids, Michigan
cafe / commons renovation

Grand Rapids Public Schools / Creston High School - Grand Rapids, Michigan
cafe / commons renovation

Grand Rapids Public Schools / Southwest Community Campus - Grand Rapids, Michigan
cafe / commons renovation

Grand Rapids Public Schools / Riverside Middle School - Grand Rapids, Michigan
cafe / commons renovation

Grand Rapids Public Schools / Westwood Middle School - Grand Rapids, Michigan
cafe / commons renovation

Holland Christian School - Holland, Michigan
master planning

Madison Square Church / Madison Place - Grand Rapids, Michigan
renovation of warehouse to educational youth and community outreach facility

New Era Christian School - New Era, Michigan
master planning for elementary school

NorthPointe Christian School - Grand Rapids, Michigan
feasibility study for addition and renovation to existing facilities

Rehoboth Christian School Master Planning - Rehoboth, New Mexico
master planning

Rehoboth Christian School - Rehoboth, New Mexico
new athletic facility and supporting educational space

St. Thomas the Apostle School - Grand Rapids, Michigan
addition and renovation

South Christian High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan 
addition and renovations to athletic and theater support spaces

South Christian High School - Grand Rapids, Michigan 
addition and renovations to athletic and theater support spaces

West Catholic Observatory- Grand Rapids, Michigan 

West Catholic High School Master Plan - Grand Rapids, Michigan 

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