Interior of John Lewis Elementary School with two children sitting in a sunny window seat
John Lewis Elementary School, Washington, DC, by Perkins Eastman. Photography: Joseph Romeo.

The Summer 2023 issue of Oculus will explore innovations in K–12 educational environments in an all-digital format. Learning spaces for our youngest citizens have a larger role to play than ever before: They serve as platforms for launching lifelong interests, while supporting the most vulnerable members of our population—and their educators and communities—and often must contend with scarce resources and budgets in the process. This issue will examine the architecture, pedagogies, and people advancing design for education today.

The editors invite readers to submit 800-word op-eds or captioned visual comments focusing on the topic of K–12 educational spaces and the architect’s role in advancing conversations about the future of schools.

Please submit materials to by May 1.


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