Design for Making

Last week, H+A’s Bridgette and Leslie got to co-facilitate a design workshop with Aaron Vanderwerff for the new makerspace at Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland.  The school is transforming an existing classroom into a makerspace that will be available to its K-12 students, faculty, and possibly parents.  Our design workshop focused on introducing teachers to the space and coming up with ideas about how best to accommodate brainstorming, designing, and making in it.  We ourselves took to brainstorming and prototyping in our session to come up with possible plans.  For the rest of the semester, students and faculty will outfit the space with custom shelving, cabinetry, furniture, whiteboards, and tool carts.  We’re excited to be involved in designing such a flexible, hands-on learning environment that enables making.  We’ll keep you posted on the project’s progress.  For more information about makerspaces, visit