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Video Educational Visioning

January 31, 2022

We’re wrapping up our Understanding Educational Visioning series with a short video that provides a glimpse into the process. In the span of about 90 seconds, we cover what educational visioning is, what it looks like in practice, and how Bray approaches this critical part of any new school’s design.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out the other four posts in this series, which take a deeper dive into each component of educational visioning. Each part also offers a pro tip from our dedicated team on getting the most out of the process.

Part 1: What Is It?
Part 2: Architecture
Part 3: Identity
Part 4: Pedagogy

Educational Visioning: Discover Your Educational Goals

What is educational visioning?

Educational visioning is a way for Bray to connect with you and your community. It provides the foundation for all of us to form goals for your project. These goals will guide us through every decision we make, from the overall look of your new building down to the paint color of the classroom walls.

What does it look like?

The visioning process is basically a series of conversations. Your district leaders, students, parents, and community members will come together with our architects and designers to talk about your goals. There isn’t one right way to have these conversations, but it’s important to have some structure.

At Bray, we like to do this is by breaking the process down into three parts:


What kind of rooms will be in the new space? Who do these spaces serve, and how many do we need?


What does the district value most, and how can the building reflect that?


What is the district’s curriculum? How do these spaces fulfill the needs for teaching?

Here at Bray, we know that your district and community have unique priorities for your new space. It’s our job to understand and respond to those priorities so that you’re proud to call the new building your own.

Visit our portfolio and contact us to learn more about how we’ve successfully used educational visioning to help districts across the Midwest.

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