College & Career Prep, High Schools

Milan Center for Innovative Studies

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01 Project Overview
The new Milan Center for Innovative Studies (MCIS) prepares students for the future in one of the most progressive learning environments in the state of Michigan.

Seniors spend half of their school day at MCIS, where they develop and execute group projects under the guidance of faculty. The curriculum was developed in partnership with the district and Dr. Thom Markham, an expert on project-based learning.

Expertise

College & Career Prep, High Schools

Client

Milan Area Schools

Location

Milan, MI

Scope

23,000 New SF

Challenges

Support the district's newly-created project-based learning curriculum

Create 21st century learning environments that provide "spatial agility"

03 Services & Recognition

The learning environment is fluid. You can see it as the students move through the space. I love watching the magic happen as the students come in every morning.  This is Disneyland for me.

Kevin Upton, MCIS Director
Milan Area Schools
Milan, MI
Services Provided

Architecture

Interior Design

Engineering

Planning

Awards & Recognition

2014 Crow Island Citation
American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase

2014 Grand Prize
School Planning & Management Education Design Showcase

2014 Citation of Excellence
Learning By Design

2013 John Shaw Award
Council of Educational Facility Planners International, Midwest/Great Lakes Chapter