A focus on research into the design of spaces that foster learning and that accommodate different modalities of absorbing knowledge inform our work in the education sector. The Steyn City school ( Johannesburg ) reflects best practice across ages from pre-school interactive play yards to a hi-tech library equipped with state of the art technology and science laboratory for older students. Insights gathered through the education research in the group are demonstrated in the award-winning Crawford International School ( Nairobi ) which embodies the communal interaction of a central square as a place of connectivity and learning and which can, through its modular design structure, be applied in different ways depending on the climatic conditions of the schools' location.