VLK Architects’ Original Research Earns Acceptance by the Journal of Education

Fort Worth, Texas - VLK Architects is honored to learn that Learning Spaces Matter: Student Engagement in New Learning Environments, an article written in collaboration with The University of Texas at Tyler, has been accepted by SAGE Publishing and by the prestigious Journal of Education. The report addresses the study, entitled The Impact of Learning Environments on Student Engagement, that explored perceptions of students and teachers about the impact that architectural design has on student engagement by analyzing two Texas replacement elementary schools.

“Architects design schools every day, but the impact that their designs have on learning is often unknown for those who design the schools,” said Dalane Bouillion Ed.D., VLK Principal of Educational Planning. “We wanted to contribute to the educational canon of research and to inform other educational institutions about the importance of well-designed spaces that facilitate improved learning environments.”

Click here to view the full study: Learning Spaces Matter: Student Engagement in New Learning Environments


About VLK Architects: With offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston, Texas, VLK Architects provides architecture, planning, and interior design services to K-12, higher education, corporate, and institutional clients throughout Texas. For more information please visit our website: www.vlkarchitects.com

About Journal of Education: The Journal of Education is the oldest continuously published educational journal in the United States. The journal is a peer-reviewed publication with an Editorial Review Board of eminent scholars. The journal is dedicated to publishing knowledge to inform practice. The Journal of Education was founded and edited by professors at Boston University. It is published by SAGE, a leading international academic and professional publisher.