At the height of the digital age, our educational institutions are eager to transform the way students learn and collaborate. Westgroup Designs is fervently committed to pushing the boundaries of educational space design, preparing our future generations for a world where the importance of mobility, flexibility and technology allow for greater growth and innovation. Harnessing $1.5M CTE Grant Funding, we pioneered an ambitious project for Santa Ana Unified School District's Saddleback High School, setting the stage for the future of media labs in K-12 schools.
The Saddleback High School Digital Media Lab is a model of forward-thinking maker space with an industrial aesthetic, transforming two existing classrooms into state-of-the-art production and collaboration spaces. These revamped spaces are acutely attuned to the needs of today's tech-savvy, mobile-oriented students, enabling them to delve into the nuances of media production technologies. Comprised of two Broadcast Studios, a Podcasting Studio, six Edit Stream Suites, two Stage Suites, and a tech equipment workroom, these facilities echo the real-world media production industry: offering students a hands-on learning experience while honing their skills for the future.
In addition to these specialized spaces, the project introduced a 2,600 square foot Collaboration Studio, equipped with flexible furnishings and movable partitions, that can accommodate multiple class configurations, fostering a conducive environment for idea exchange and creative thinking.
The Saddleback High School Digital Media Lab's success represents our broader vision for K-12 education design, where media labs will no longer be an auxiliary aspect of learning but a central, integrated part of the curriculum. We remain committed to the future of education, contributing to the creation of these inspiring spaces for learning and innovation and to be part of this transformative journey in educational environments.
Happy World Design Day! We commemorate today by acknowledging the responsibility and impact of all different types of design.
International Design Day is an opportunity to recognize the value of design across its many facets, and its power to affect positive change.
Design is all around us. It is embedded in every product you use, every building you enter. Everything around you have been designed by someone.
Architectural. Interior. User Experience. Graphics, Communication Media.
Product. Fashion. Industrial. Landscape. Entertainment.
And, as we all specialize in different areas of design, we share a common goal: to create solutions that enhance human experience.
Design is a critical aspect of building environments; encompassing the aesthetic, functionality, and sustainability of the spaces and places we inhabit.
As a firm committed to excellence in architecture and interior design, we recognize the impact that thoughtful design can have on the lives of those who experience living, working, playing, healing, and serving in these environments.
On April 27th, we celebrate World Design Day, and the critical role that all manner of design plays in producing a better, more beautiful, resilient, and functional world.
Happy International Women's Day! Westgroup Designs is proud to be a woman-owned business.
Westgroup Designs is delighted to announce that our most recent new building for Coastline College, the 55,000 square foot Student Services Center, is now open to the public! On Thursday November 10th, a monumental celebration was hosted on site for the community of Fountain Valley to experience this grand facility which is the new home for the College’s collaborative administration departments, counseling and community conference centers and a new, innovative “one-stop shop” student services experience! Check out this article from the LA Times on the opening.
In 1985, the International Union of Architects created World Architect Day to “remind the world of its responsibility for the future of the human habitat.” Westgroup Designs is appreciative to have contributed that goal for over 30 years.
International Coastal Clean Up Day was this past Saturday and the Westgroup team showed up at Newport Beach to help the cause!