Innovations for Education Design Using Opening Glass Walls

Provide flexible classroom layouts that create healthy learning spaces and boost attention and retention.
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Live webinar airing on May 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by NanaWall
Presented by Sara Frank

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and recognize the significance of flexible space in school design to safely accommodate variable educational needs.
  2. Access the health and welfare aspects of opening glass wall systems in terms of providing daylight and views to students, teachers, and staff.
  3. Explain the importance of acoustics and the impact on student performance and creating a better indoor environment.
  4. Determine ways to incorporate the design principles presented into building project documentation as shown in project examples.


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AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
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You will learn about how lighting and open-air ventilation promotes healthier and more effective learning with the advantages of operable glass walls over fixed walls. By the end of the session, you will understand the role of operable glass and know the different product and configuration choices for each project requirement.

Innovations for Education

Photo courtesy of Umstot Photography


Sara Frank is the Education and Interior Sales Manager at NanaWall. In this role, Sara is focused on communicating solutions to the architectural design community. Sara has been working within the fenestration market for more than fifteen years. Prior to joining NanaWall, Sara was the Vice President of Wasco Skylights. In this role, she was responsible for manufacturing, engineering, marketing, and sales. Working with the architectural community for years has given her the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects. As an active member in the Las Vegas chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction and other organizations, Sara stays involved in her local community.


NanaWall Systems NanaWall redefined the category of opening glass walls. By combining precision engineering and hundreds of options across more than 20 unique systems, we offer design possibilities beyond the conventional for almost any space.


Originally published in May 2021