Creating a Strategy for the Innovation Center
The creation of the McLeod Innovation Center and fourth-floor Science Suites began with a series of discussions.Perkins Eastman facilitated a number of brainstorming workshops over a two-day period, involving Prep teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students. The goal: to develop a vision of these new state-of-the-art Xavier Hall facilities that incorporated the input of the greater Fairfield Prep Community.
STEM learning is clearly one element driving the design of the McLeod Innovation Center. However, this enterprise goes beyond the rigors of curriculum. The true goal of this project is to cultivate entrepreneurial spirit, creative thinking, and practical solutions to relevant problems.
The center will enhance the learning experience of every Prep student by creating interdisciplinary connections on campus as well as throughout the global community. The concept of innovation is both practical — fostering connections and relationships — and inspirational — driving discovery and global citizenship.