Gould Academy

Gould Academy's new Marlon Family IDEAS Center is based on years of design thinking practice at the Institute of Design at Stanford, and is a space where Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, Arts, and Science come together. Within the IDEAS Center is the Design Thinking Studio—the hub for all collaborative work with wall upon wall of moveable whiteboards not to mention plenty of flexible furniture. Connected to the Design Thinking Studio is a Digital Studio that boasts 3D printers, a laser cutter, large format printer, and a vinyl cutter; a Physical Fabrication Studio with CNC routers, a band saw, table saw, and a drill press; and a Recording Studio complete with musical instruments, microphones, and sophisticated recording software. Together these spaces and tools make up the IDEAS Center and, when combined with design thinking, is where Gould Academy’s mission really comes to life: “Gould prepares academically motivated students for college and helps them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.”
Posted on March 6, 2015. Modified on March 6, 2015