On October 23rd, The Colen Family Charitable Trust celebrated the groundbreaking of their new $24 million dollar educational facility, Ina A. Colen Academy.
This is a multi-phase, public charter school designed by WJA in partnership with The Colen Family Charitable Trust. The tuition-free school aims to “cultivate passionate learners with sharp minds and kind hearts,” and places an emphasis on collaboration and empathy for others. This emphasis is inherent in the architecture, with individual learning studios that open onto a variety of communal learning common areas, encouraging students to breakout and work as teams in all areas of their education. IACA is scheduled to open August of 2022.