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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 roel@futureofschools.com: he welcomes conversations about the future of school and anecdotes about your own experiments to improve education.