January/February 2021

K-12 Sports, Learning, and Inclusion: Designing for the Next Frontier

Text and Sketches by Lori Day and illustrations by Leila Khoury, Wuji Zhao, Yingjie Xie, Lori Day’s former students at the School of the Art Institute Chicago.

Esports, which had gained steady popularity prior to the pandemic, positively skyrocketed during lock­down. As K-12 schools welcome students back—or plan for their eventual return—architect Lori Day outlines design considerations that address the sport’s continual rise and programmatic needs while factoring in health and safety.

As the world, including the sporting world, was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, one sector has proven thoroughly resilient: esports, or competitive video gam­ing, where players can participate remotely and spectators can watch matches from home. …

Read the full article with illustrations at the Perkins& Will site.