about the author
Roel Krabbendam was born in the Netherlands and arrived in the United States as a youngster. A graduate of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), he is an architect with 35 years experience on over $300M of educational projects spanning preschool, K-12 and higher education, and including the schools he attended as a child. He has worked all over the world, including the Sahara Desert of Algeria, the Himalayan foothills of Bhutan, and the Amazon Jungle of Peru.
Mr. Krabbendam is a speaker, consultant and partner in the architectural firm RED, based in Tucson, Arizona and Los Angeles, California. Reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org: he welcomes conversations about the future of school and anecdotes about your own experiments to improve education.