Believing that environment is critical to learning and creativity, Ron and Pippa Seichrist, the founders of Miami Ad School, decided to rethink the space at the mothership location in Miami and took the chance to build from scratch their new home. Last week they moved into a newly built campus that is a true playground for creative thinkers.
Built on the end of a city block in Wynwood, Miami’s hot emerging arts district, Miami Ad School’s new home is like no other school you’ve seen. The two buildings, connected by a bridge, are hot pink and covered in street art done by some of the world’s leading artists. Inside are photo studios, video conferencing center, brainstorming stations, and experiential classrooms – one is covered in projections of jelly fish and plays the athereal cello music of Yo-Yo Ma. Other classes are held outside in converted, silver airstream trailers complete with neon lights underneath. At first glance the tricked out trailers give the allusion that alien spaceships are landing at the school. The lawn is dotted with picnic tables you can write on with dry-erase markers – perfect for brainstorming sessions with your team. Wifi allows students to stay connected whether they are inside or out. When students need a break from thinking they can workout their bodies with a game on the sand volleyball court or astroturf soccer field.