Lower & Middle School Creativity Hub

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton
Atherton, California


The Creativity Hub for the Lower & Middle Schools at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton is an interdisciplinary lab for creative exploration and experimentation. Part of the school's initiative to enhance integrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) aspects of the curriculum, the Creativity Hub provides a flexible space for students to engage in robotics, coding, electronic prototyping, digital fabrication, and other modes of experimental making. The multipurpose space for teaching, learning, making and prototyping is designed to maximize flexibility and accommodate a diverse range of project types, class sizes, and collaborative work. The Hub occupies 1000 sf of renovated space within the Stevens Library building, and it includes traditional "shop" tools as well as state-of-the-art laser cutting, CNC routing, and 3d printing equipment. 

Leveraging our expertise in creative and experimental methods of design and fabrication, Variable Projects provided design and consulting services throughout the course of the project. This included early consultations with the school's curricular leaders and facilities staff to identify the primary goals of the projects, test fit layouts, research of tools and equipment, budgeting, and strategizing ways for the Hub to interface with the Lower and Middle School curricula. The final design package included design documentation as well as comprehensive furniture and equipment specifications.


Project Credits:
Client: Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton
Design: Adam Marcus, Frederico Leite Gonçalves, Haonan Jia