Philadelphia, PA

Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL)

The Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Learning (CEL) represents the school’s innovative approach to student-directed education. Starting with a beautiful, light-filled space, we transformed the middle school library into an innovative learning resource for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy students. We worked with faculty and staff to identify spatial needs, such and visual transparency and the ability to accommodate different types of gatherings. The CEL speedily transitions from large, messy group activities, to small group meeting spaces and group presentations. It is a wonderfully flexible space that has greatly benefitted the students.

“...they know how to listen...and design spaces that are fun and playful while still meeting the goals of the institution.”  

Frank Aloise, CFO, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy