Instruction is no longer one-size-fits-all. Physical space must flex to accommodate a range of learning modalities. The stories we tell about our communities must cut through an increasing amount of noise. And more often than not our challenges are interconnected, making it difficult to solve one without considering others.
We've designed Form & Faculty to respond to this complexity in a way no other firm can.
We learn about you and your users through research and empathy.
We synthesize our research and document where problems exist.
We prototype a range of physical or digital prototypes that could address the problem.
We refine the strongest concepts based on feedback from you and your users.
We finalize, produce, and deliver a useful and compelling outcome.
We monitor and assess your outcome.
Phil Holcombe founded what would become Form & Faculty in 2010. He draws on experience as a trained designer and higher education program director, often working at the intersection of communications, physical space, and instruction. Phil has become an expert on the ways designing across disciplines can help schools gain a competitive advantage.
Phil serves as a Trustee of a Philadelphia-area high school, and on the advisory board of a school district's Innovation Lab. He holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Garreth Heidt is a design-minded educator who has taught for 25 years. His practice has always been based in the pursuit of answers to two driving questions: “Why are things the way they are?” and “How can we make them better?”
At Form & Faculty, Garreth plays a key role in curriculum development, contributes to design research efforts, and makes recommendations on the design of learning environments.
Garreth is a graduate of Temple University and holds a BA in English, an M.Ed in Curriculum, Technology, and Instruction, and a certificate in creative leadership from IDEO.