Diridon School LPA’s model shows integrating a state-of-the-art school within future TOD development plans such as at Diridon.

SAN JOSE—Transit-oriented development continues to be a hot topic with the Google and Diridon Station projects among the most recognizable. Architectural firm LPA Inc. has created a TOD model that includes a state-of-the-art school, one component missing from the equation, it says in this exclusive.

LPA’s design challenges the model of a traditional school, where students stay on campus all day. Curriculums can leverage transit access to move learning off site, engaging and developing students in different ways. Instead of traditional classrooms, there are more community-based spaces, labs and interdisciplinary environments. Students would be able to walk off trains and directly into the secure school environment while parents can work in the same areas as their children’s schools.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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