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Tuesday, November 2
1:00pm ES21EDS1: Know Your Worth Casey Brown, Boost Profits show more Description Most companies with exceptional products and services chronically under price because they believe customers and competitors limit their pricing power. The truth is you have much more say in your pricing than you may believe. Join Casey Brown, President of Boost Profits, in a fast-paced, interactive presentation to learn how to earn what you are worth in the market. Casey will clearly demonstrate the impact of price changes in your business, point you to areas of your business where you are underpriced, and arm you with confidence to execute a value-based pricing strategy. Interwoven with her talk will be interactive exercises that allow you to brainstorm with your peers to cement the learning from the concepts in a fun and engaging way. (Part 1 of the Educational Distribution Symposium/Preregistration Required) Time Tuesday, Nov 2 1:00PM - 3:30PM Learning Objective 1 Learn how to reduce unnecessary discounting that can drive double digit profit growth. Learning Objective 2 Find out how to leverage variable sensitivity to increase pricing in targeted areas for improved profit without volume loss. Learning Objective 3 Focus on understanding and communicating value allow businesses to increase pricing and grow sales. Learning Objective 4 Walk away with practical, ready-to-implement steps to take in their own companies to drive profitability through better pricing. Audience Distributors Speakers Casey Brown Boost Profits ES21PC1: Designing a Learning Community: Creating Places for Active Learning on a Budget Kerry Leonard, Reimagine America's Schools; Sarah Weissman Dirsa, KG+D Architects; Ron Bogle, National Design Alliance; Joshua Lee, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture; Emily Czarnecki, JCJ Architecture show more Description Reimagine America’s Schools partnered with Remake Learning and 16 organizations and agencies in western Pennsylvania in the design of a variety of STEM, STEAM, Maker and other active learning environments. Each organization received a $50,000 grant from local foundations to cover all construction costs. Pittsburgh area architects provided pro-bono services to implement design concepts created during a 2-day Reimagine America’s School’s charrette workshop with a national design team, Pittsburgh architects, and the 16 grantees. Projects demonstrate practical changes that can be achieved on a limited budget. Also underscored is the importance of the connection between educators and designers in creating spaces for today’s learners, design as a leadership tool, and how school and out-of-school-time organizations can create a learning community. Design team members, local designers, Reimagine America’s Schools, and Remake Learning will share their experiences, project stories, and challenges, to help architects and educators apply lessons learned in their own communities. (Limited Seating; Preregistration Required) Time Tuesday, Nov 2 1:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Discover how to structure a design process to engage user voices at all levels of a client organization in a collaborative design process creating more effective learning environments and improving learning outcomes. Learning Objective 2 Learn how to coach educational leaders in using the design of the learning environment as a leadership tool to respond to changing educational needs positively impacting the experience for educators and learners, and connecting human centered design with desired educational outcomes. Learning Objective 3 Understand methods to leverage limited resources in the redesign of existing spaces for active learning to be efficient with building materials, the time available to make changes in occupied spaces, and other resources. Learning Objective 4 Learn how to create and document a facilities vision based on user needs and research on effective pedagogy that is used to communicate space design concepts to effectively implement a change strategy in learning environment design. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Kerry Leonard Reimagine America's Schools Sarah Weissman Dirsa KG+D Architects Ron Bogle National Design Alliance Joshua Lee Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture Emily Czarnecki JCJ Architecture ES21PC2: The Learning Ecosystem of the Future David Houle, The Sarasota Institute; Kaleb Rashad, High Tech High Graduate School of Education; Tara Sparks, Lindbergh Schools; Andy Hatton, Upper Arlington Schools; Erika Eitland, Perkins&Will; Steve Turckes, Perkins&Will; Aimee Eckmann, Perkins&Will show more Description If, for a moment, we could jettison real or perceived roadblocks about how to best “do school”, and paint from a blank canvas, how might we reimagine formal schooling from the vantage point of doing what research tells us works, and what we know to be engaging, relevant, equitable, and healthy? This workshop brings together a futurist and experts in education, equity and diversity, human health, and school planning for a lively journey into uncharted waters. Our team will fast-forward participants decades into the future to co-create, with workshop participants, the learning journey and the learning ecosystems for several fictious students from diverse backgrounds. We will then work together to bring that imagined future back to today and discuss how it might inform our current reality and the design of learning environments. This workshop promises to be engaging and mind-bending. Our aim is to transform the audience into inspired agents of change. (Limited Seating; Preregistration Required) Time Tuesday, Nov 2 1:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Hear about the mega trends and the potential impact on learning and learning environments. Learning Objective 2 Based on trends and discussion, gain insights that help all present co-create the future learning environment ecosystem. Learning Objective 3 Gain working knowledge and insight regarding the importance of using an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens when considering the 21st learning needs of all students, and how this lens might impact the design of the learning ecosystem. Learning Objective 4 Understand the connection between health and wellness and student success, and how learning environments contribute to this equation. Credit AIA LU Speakers David Houle The Sarasota Institute Kaleb Rashad High Tech High Graduate School of Education Tara Sparks Lindbergh Schools Andy Hatton Upper Arlington Schools Erika Eitland Perkins&Will Steve Turckes Perkins&Will Aimee Eckmann Perkins&Will
4:00pm ES21EDS2: EDS: Elevating the Role of the Dealer (A&D Panel Discussion) Wendy Watts, Wight and Company; Sylvia Kowalk, Legat Architects; Rhonda Ellington, Lone Star Furnishings, LLC; Anna Kowalczyk, Daedal Design show more Description The foundation for success in today’s marketplace is built upon the ability to initiate and maintain relationships over time, and a key is learning to partner with the architects and designers in the education space. Nurturing connections opens doors at optimal times during specification and buying cycles. Hear from an expert panel of architects specializing in education needs about what they seek in distributors and vendors. Gain insights about positioning your firm as a resource for the design community to create and furnish the best spaces for learning. Walk away from this informative panel discussion with tools for success. (Part 2 of the Educational Distribution Symposium/Preregistration Required) Time Tuesday, Nov 2 4:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Learn what architects and designers want from dealers. Learning Objective 2 Share best practices on keeping the A&D community updated on new product introductions. Learning Objective 3 Discuss how to best quantify the value of the dealer and what they bring to the success of the project. Learning Objective 4 Discover how to be a true partner and resource to the A&D community. Audience Distributors Speakers Wendy Watts Wight and Company Sylvia Kowalk Legat Architects Rhonda Ellington Lone Star Furnishings, LLC Anna Kowalczyk Daedal Design
Wednesday, November 3
8:00am ES21WA1: Challenge-Based Learning for the Now, Near and Far Jean-Claude Brizard, Digital Promise; Alexandra Estrella, Norwalk Public Schools; Dionne Wells-Hedrington, Virgin Islands Department of Education; Pam Loeffelman, DLR Group show more Description In March 2021, DLR Group hosted a workshop for students in grades 5-12 to hear firsthand their concerns for returning to “bricks and mortar” after learning remotely for more than a year. While they expressed a desire to maintain the autonomy that they’ve recently experienced, they also shared uneasiness for not knowing the type of learning model they’ll return to. Jean Claude Brizard, recently appointed President and CEO of Digital Promise, will lead the panel conversation as they explore the impacts of changing expectations for instruction, technology, furniture, and design as they relate to the context of learner engagement. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 8:00AM - 9:00AM Learning Objective 1 Understand the impact of hybrid learning and the use of space and scheduling in the now, near and far. Learning Objective 2 Examine the role of instruction and technology as to how it shapes a district’s planning process. Learning Objective 3 Analyze a variety of expectations for instruction, technology, furniture, and architecture in the context of engagement returning to the classroom. Learning Objective 4 Compare the characteristics of technology plans between two school districts to understand how they create positive change for student outcomes. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Jean-Claude Brizard Digital Promise Alexandra Estrella Norwalk Public Schools Dionne Wells-Hedrington Virgin Islands Department of Education Pam Loeffelman DLR Group ES21WA2: Healthy Schools, Healthy Students Jim Beal, Cushing Terrell; Alex Russell, Cushing Terrell; Kaare Sola, Cushing Terrell show more Description What are the most effective and affordable systems, materials, and equipment upgrades that can be implemented to best transform our aging school facilities into healthy vibrant learning environments? Our design experts will share evidence-based solutions that effectively improve indoor air quality, promote wellness, and connect learning opportunities outdoors. With billions of federal stimulus relief dollars being infused into our schools and campuses, what are the best proven upgrades to implement? By investing in proven system upgrades, we can effectively upgrade our facilities systems to improve the health of our students, staff, and occupants for decades to come. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 8:00AM - 9:00AM Learning Objective 1 Learn how to assess your facilities and identify opportunities for areas for health improvements. Learning Objective 2 Discover how to categorize and prioritize the the identified deficiencies to achieve the most cost effective high performing solutions. Learning Objective 3 Connect resources for compelling evidence-based healthy facility needs and investments. Learning Objective 4 Discern the multitude of upgrades and equipment available as to which are the most effective. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Jim Beal Cushing Terrell Alex Russell Cushing Terrell Kaare Sola Cushing Terrell ES21WA3: The Pandemic and the Pivot: Saving a $130 Million Project Charlie Jahnigen, SHP; Chad Lewis, Sycamore Community Schools; Mallory Bonbright, Sycamore Community Schools show more Description Sycamore Community Schools is a 5,300-student school district currently undergoing a $130 million master plan that will see four new schools constructed or renovated by 2023. Design was underway when COVID-19 hit— and threatened to derail the district’s carefully constructed plans and community promises. Instead of falling victim to the pandemic, the district and its architecture firm, SHP, pivoted. Plans moved forward according to schedule and the project, which broke ground in spring 2021, is on-time and on-budget. This presentation will highlight how partnership, collaboration and community buy-in can not only be achieved but succeed in a new reality. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 8:00AM - 9:00AM Learning Objective 1 Learn about techniques for engaging and collaborating across multiple stakeholder groups. Learning Objective 2 Appreciate how genuine, proactive and sustained communication can result in a positive outcome. Learning Objective 3 Understand the steps for building a compelling argument for your district's plans. Learning Objective 4 Gain insight into the technologies and tools that will help you communicate in a post-pandemic world. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Charlie Jahnigen SHP Chad Lewis Sycamore Community Schools Mallory Bonbright Sycamore Community Schools ES21WA4: Learning Playground: Adaptable Design Strategies for Equitable Access to Restorative Learning Environments Leah Wettstein , Hord Coplan Macht; Valerie Caruolo, Hord Coplan Macht; Ilijana Soldan , Hord Coplan Macht show more Description The “Learning Playground” embraces nature connectedness, human connection, and interweaving emerging technologies to showcase virtual and physical environmental elements affiliated with enhanced mental, physical health and wellbeing, and improved resilience for student learning. We aim to provide examples of spatial cues that support learners, allowing play, personalized learning styles, refuge, physical activity, and human interaction to reinvigorate the learning setting and challenge the status quo and to welcome the future of learning. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 8:00AM - 9:00AM Learning Objective 1 Understand characteristics of “restorative experience” and benefits of biophilic design strategies pertaining to mental, physical health, wellbeing, and cognitive performance.   Learning Objective 2 Identify how biophilic design strategies can be employed in conventional learning environments /how strategies can adapt to remote learning environments. Learning Objective 3 Learn how VR/AR can be utilized as a tool to facilitate engagement, human/ nature connectedness/ immersion in simulated restorative experiences. Learning Objective 4 Recognize importance of learner’s “sense of belonging” and how spatial interventions promote interaction and enhance human-social connection. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Leah Wettstein Hord Coplan Macht Valerie Caruolo Hord Coplan Macht Ilijana Soldan Hord Coplan Macht ES21WA6: Campus Safety 101: Physical Security & Crime Prevention for the Education Leader Drew Neckar, Security Advisors Consulting Group; Robert Nordby, Security Advisors Consulting Group show more Description With campus safety incidents making news on a regular basis for both higher Ed and k-12 schools, providing for the safety and security of your community is increasingly becoming a topic of discussion amongst senior leaders, staff, and students. The campus leader often finds themselves assigned either overall or partial responsibility for their schools' campus safety program. In this session we will discuss how the elements of an effective campus safety program work as a system to protect a campus’ people and assets using real world examples to provide a framework that attendees can take back to their organizations. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 8:00AM - 9:00AM Learning Objective 1 Develop on understanding of the the elements necessary for an effective program to protect their students, employees, and organization's assets. Learning Objective 2 Learn a common language to facilitate more effective coordination with those responsible for physical security in their organization. Learning Objective 3 Gain tools that will enable them to assess if their campus safety program is meeting the needs of their organization. Learning Objective 4 Gain an understanding of some of the government regulations that shape the requirements of your campus safety program. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Drew Neckar Security Advisors Consulting Group Robert Nordby Security Advisors Consulting Group
9:15am ES21PLEN: Make the Impossible Possible: A Blueprint for Change Bill Strickland, Manchester Bidwell Corporation show more Description Join Bill Strickland as he describes his journey from inner-city youth to head of an organization that fosters art, occupational skills, architecture and light, and the equal availability of quality of life for every person. Bill's speech will address how the arts and innovative vocational training can change the perception of value and human possibility for the disadvantaged and dislocated citizens in our communities. Learn how these opportunities can create nurturing environments for students regardless of background and encourage educators to rethink their approach to physical space and its direct impact on learning. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 9:15AM - 10:30AM Learning Objective 1 Hear about the importance of high quality learning environments particularly for marginalized populations. Learning Objective 2 Learn how technology plays a significant tole in revealing new ways of learning and the importance of design in realizing educational opportunities. Learning Objective 3 Understand the need to create spaces that are sensitive to disabled populations and their special needs. Learning Objective 4 Demonstrate an architecture and design that is aspirational to students irrespective of age or background. Credit AIA LU Audience Distributors,Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Bill Strickland Manchester Bidwell Corporation
1:00pm ES21WB1: Location, Location, Location: Teachers’ Pedagogy Evolution after a Change of Space Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz, The University of Texas at Tyler; Dalane Bouillion, VLK Architects; Ken Hutchens, VLK Architects show more Description Experienced primary and secondary teachers reflected on their sense of efficacy and the perceived difference in their efficacy since moving to an intentionally designed STEAM Center. Teachers expressed an increase in efficacy in three critical pedagogical practices, and an increased self-awareness of their presence in their indoor and outdoor classrooms. Teachers expressed the impact working in specialized spaces has on their efficacy when designing experiences that require critical thinking, promote learner creativity, and facilitate the engagement of capable learners at higher levels. Working in spaces purposefully designed for their content area reenergized the teachers and increased their presence with students. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 1:00PM - 2:00PM Learning Objective 1 Feel confident discussing teacher-identified aspects crucial for increased efficacy and presence. Learning Objective 2 Explore a variety of solutions supporting teacher efficacy and success with students’ critical thinking and creativity. Learning Objective 3 Verify connections between the built environment as a learning tool supporting efficacy and presence. Learning Objective 4 Apply personal preferences for the built environments as a comparison to the design ideas appreciated by teachers. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz The University of Texas at Tyler Dalane Bouillion VLK Architects Ken Hutchens VLK Architects ES21WB2: Human-Building Interaction, Comfort and IAQ in K-12 Schools Before and During COVID-19 Helia Taheri, North Carolina State University; Traci Rider, North Carolina State University ; Robin Randall, Legat Architects show more Description In an effort to mediate the negative impact of COVID-19 on economies around the world, several guidelines have been published to decrease the exposure to viruses and safely reopen businesses and schools. One of the most recommended strategies to mitigate occupant health impacts of the virus is to increase outdoor air ventilation, which might also have an impact on thermal comfort and IAQ. This session will explore the impact of COVID-19 on occupants’ decision-making factors around how to interact with classrooms to increase comfort. The methods of this research are interviews and surveys with teachers and administrators of K-12 schools. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 1:00PM - 2:00PM Learning Objective 1 Identify positive/negative impacts of school policies around operable windows to support safely reopening K-12 schools in light of COVID-19. Learning Objective 2 Understand how school policies might impact occupant interactions with classroom spaces to improve IAQ and thermal comfort during COVID-19. Learning Objective 3 Analyze teacher interactions with classroom environments and decision-making factors to improve IAQ and thermal comfort before and during COVID-19. Learning Objective 4 Explain impact of architectural guidelines on school policies to support behaviours to improve occupant experience in K-12 schools during COVID-19. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Helia Taheri North Carolina State University Traci Rider North Carolina State University Robin Randall Legat Architects ES21WB3: A Product and Process for All: DC’s School Modernization Program Nicholas Williams, DCPS; Janice Szymanski, District of Columbia Department of General Services show more Description DC’s DGS and DCPS collaborate to deliver one of the largest school modernization programs in the country. This session will dive into the planning, and community engagement process led by DCPS that ensures every building in the District is an equitable environment that celebrates each school’s unique culture. The session will also address the design and construction of the modernizations, a process led by DGS that strives to use their program as a means to promote local businesses and residents in DC while ensuring that students' needs are being met in every school. This will be presented through case studies. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 1:00PM - 2:00PM Learning Objective 1 Learn how to develop an equitable planning process for school modernizations. Learning Objective 2 Get the skills to create a framework for wraparound school engagement to ensure a diversity of feedback. Learning Objective 3 Identify ways to implement community input in the design process. Learning Objective 4 Learn the process of aligning procurement practices to serve local communities. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Nicholas Williams DCPS Janice Szymanski District of Columbia Department of General Services ES21WB4: Together We Rise: Turning Tragedy into Triumph at Minnehaha Academy Donna Harris, Minnehaha Academy; Kendall Griffith, Mortenson Construction; Heidi Neumueller, Cuningham show more Description On August 2, 2017, a natural gas explosion destroyed the upper campus of Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When the Design and Construction Team was hired to get the students back “home” for the 2019 school year, they knew they had to delicately navigate a fast-tracked design timeline that would not only lead to a new school, but to the healing of a deeply-wounded community. Hear from the President of Minnehaha Academy, Donna Harris, a survivor of the explosion, along with members of the Design and Construction Team about the extraordinary collaborative approach they used to turn tragedy into triumph. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 1:00PM - 2:00PM Learning Objective 1 Leverage a collaborative approach, participants will be better positioned to navigate difficult and highly sensitive project challenges successfully. Learning Objective 2 Be able to better understand and apply an Integrated Project Delivery model to effectively navigate seemingly impossible schedules. Learning Objective 3 Learn the significance of connecting both emotionally and pragmatically to surmount community roadblocks and gain city approvals. Learning Objective 4 Be better able to collaborate and neutralize those strongly opposed to their projects turning adversaries into advocates. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers Speakers Donna Harris Minnehaha Academy Kendall Griffith Mortenson Construction Heidi Neumueller Cuningham ES21WB5: A Roadmap for Success: A District’s Collaborative Journey to Furniture Standardization Thomas Bravo, St. Louis Park Public Schools ; Jennifer Miller, ATSR Planners/Architects/Engineers; Kara Rise, ATSR Planners/Architects/Engineers show more Description This presentation will highlight St. Louis Park Public School’s collaborative District Wide Building Standards endeavor, specifically focusing on furniture standardization efforts at the elementary school level. Five years ago, the district enlisted the expertise of 4 architectural firms to work together to develop a Standards Manual. The objective was to create sustainable and energy efficient building material standards, and 21st century classroom and furniture design standards. In 2017, the district passed a 100.9 million dollar referendum with specific funds allocated to furniture. The unique partnerships, standards manual, and pilot classrooms lay the groundwork for successful project outcomes. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 1:00PM - 2:00PM Learning Objective 1 Discover the advantages of collaboration in unlikely partnerships. Learning Objective 2 Find out how to implement a successful furniture piloting process to guide future furniture investment decisions. Learning Objective 3 Gain insights into the benefits of creating a District Wide Standards Manual, while allowing for some level of personalization by site. Learning Objective 4 Learn the importance of a participative process and establishing guiding principles. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Thomas Bravo St. Louis Park Public Schools Jennifer Miller ATSR Planners/Architects/Engineers Kara Rise ATSR Planners/Architects/Engineers ES21WB6: Drywall and Doorways: How Pedagogy Transforms, and is Transformed by, a School Adam Watson, Shelby County Public Schools show more Description Shelby County Public Schools (Kentucky) spent two years designing, planning, and building a new K-8 school which finally opened December 2019...three months before a global pandemic began. Hear the district's Digital Learning Coordinator share lessons learned on their (ongoing!) journey in transformative teaching and technology. During the session, you will be led through discussion and reflection on your own upcoming or current new building or renovation plan. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 1:00PM - 2:00PM Learning Objective 1 Analyze how construction of space creates pedagogical narratives. Learning Objective 2 Discuss how stakeholder knowledge and input is valuable, but stakeholder outcome is priceless. Learning Objective 3 Plan for intentional integration of technology - in particular, how the line is often blurred between virtual and real space. Learning Objective 4 Reflect on the ongoing cycle of facilities influencing learning best practices and vice versa. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Adam Watson Shelby County Public Schools
2:30pm ED21WORK1: Blurring the Lines 2.0: Agency, Personalization, and Lifelong Learning in the Future Anton Blewett, DLR Group; Jason Lembke, DLR Group; Timothy Shimp, Yorkville District 115; Taryn Kinney, DLR Group show more Description The impetus for change is expanding into many facets of our lives. In 2015, DLR Group authored a provocation that proposed a radical integration of education into the fabric of our communities and businesses, founded on the principles of personalized and lifelong learning. This provocation was predicated on the access of every learner to a network of peers and experts in support of their goals. Today, the current trajectory of education is being altered by events both within and outside of our control. Will our reactions to these events be passive or pro-active? In this session, we'll explore what education can be in the distant future, leveraging key concepts of student agency and personalization. Join us on for this deep dive session into the possibilities of what ‘might be’ when we leverage disruptive optimism to reimagine learning for the benefit of all. (Limited Seating; Preregistration Required) Time Wednesday, Nov 3 2:30PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Ideate the impacts of AI/technology on the future. Learning Objective 2 Work to define the collective role of community in a new paradigm. Learning Objective 3 Explore equity and justice for learners in the future. Learning Objective 4 Consider how the workforce will evolve to infuse academic opportunities. Audience Educational Institutions,Architects & Designers Speakers Anton Blewett DLR Group Jason Lembke DLR Group Timothy Shimp Yorkville District 115 Taryn Kinney DLR Group ES21WC1: Hybrid Learning in Extreme Times: The Effects on the Education Experience Chuck Rudalavage, Gensler; Jill Sirota, Gensler; Joan Bush, Community College of Philadelphia show more Description While the pandemic required educational institutions to switch to remote learning overnight, it also revealed those challenges that need to be addressed. To better understand these challenges, Gensler’s Research Institute leveraged its online, survey-based diagnostic tool to capture student and educator experiences with remote and hybrid learning models, and deliver transformative insights to help envision a future that educates, elevates, and empowers all learners. In this session, we convene a panel of educators to compare their experiences against the survey results and explore opportunities to leverage lessons learned in planning for a more agile, resilient, and equitable education experience. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 2:30PM - 3:30PM Learning Objective 1 Justify the importance of ensuring all students have equal access to the necessary tools for success in their learning experience. Learning Objective 2 Identify the benefits of designing to the extremes of learning traits and environments so that every learner can engage. Learning Objective 3 Recognize the value of ensuring diverse voices are shaping the design of learning spaces. Learning Objective 4 Compare the experiences of community college and major public university educators with the results from Gensler’s nationwide survey. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Chuck Rudalavage Gensler Jill Sirota Gensler Joan Bush Community College of Philadelphia ES21WC2: History and Inspiration: How Integration Has Shaped Dorothy Hamm Middle School Charles Tilley, Quinn Evans; Tracy Hucul, Quinn Evans show more Description History often inspires design. This has been especially true for Dorothy Hamm Middle School in Arlington, originally known as Stratford Junior High, which was the first racially integrated middle school in Northern Virginia. Hear how the team drew from the rich history of their school and robust community engagement to transform the existing facility into an innovative space for collaborative learning. We will explore the ways this history has been celebrated in the revitalized facility and continues to embody the story of perseverance, equality and community through its spaces for learning. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 2:30PM - 3:30PM Learning Objective 1 Understand the Civil Rights Era History associated with the school and how history can positively influence the design. Learning Objective 2 Identify opportunities for developing state-of-the-art environments within constrained building conditions by creating moments of flexibility coupled with cross-disciplinary learning. Learning Objective 3 Consider how earnest stakeholder engagement and respect of historic character can inspire the design, creating a more fully integrated addition. Learning Objective 4 Develop an appreciation for how weaving-in exhibit and diverse learning spaces can enrich learning and unify facilities. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Charles Tilley Quinn Evans Tracy Hucul Quinn Evans ES21WC3: Year 8: Unpacking the Path Forward to Innovation Marisa Sergnese, Steelcase Learning; Mike Lynch, Mentor Schools show more Description The power of foresight, practice, collaboration, communication and commitment to understand the vision and goals of a school community shaped a series of events that led to reimagining an entire district’s teaching and learning environments. Join us as we share the process, mindsets, challenges, celebrations and long-term benefits of investing learning spaces and student-centered pedagogies to guide sustainable growth and innovation. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 2:30PM - 3:30PM Learning Objective 1 Create new knowledge about long term building planning. Learning Objective 2 Enhance the physical teaching and learning environments across a building, district. Learning Objective 3 Develop strategies for sustainable funding and innovation benchmarks. Learning Objective 4 Develop awareness of achievable timelines for meaningful and sustainable growth. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Distributors,Educational Institutions Speakers Marisa Sergnese Steelcase Learning Mike Lynch Mentor Schools ES21WC4: Programming for a Healthy Future: Two School Districts’ Path to Equitable Learning Abby Dacey, Mahlum Architects; Kurt Schultz, Lakeridge Middle School; Taine Wilton, Edmonds School District show more Description This session will explore the distinct spatial solutions two school districts developed for healthy learning environments. Lakeridge Middle School asked how might we support every learning experience to be interactive, creative, and adaptable? Instead of a few specially equipped STEAM rooms, the entire design of the school is centered on paired rooms that support varying group sizes and tools to transform any learning experience. Madrona K-8 asked: how can we center outdoor learning and support variety in collaborative learning? The 2,400 square foot spaces have operable, transparent walls, nooks for small group activities, and direct access to outdoor learning areas. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 2:30PM - 3:30PM Learning Objective 1 Discover programming tools to inform a building design solution centered around teaching and learning activities rather than traditional metrics. Learning Objective 2 Hear a principal, capital projects director, and architect explain how programming impacted classroom design and professional development for staff. Learning Objective 3 Learn to articulate ways to equitably support the learning center and identify resources and tools, including appropriate acoustics and daylighting. Learning Objective 4 Consider how natural ventilation, air filtration, sinks, moveable walls, and inclusive restrooms facilitate the adjustment to a post-Covid world. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Abby Dacey Mahlum Architects Kurt Schultz Lakeridge Middle School Taine Wilton Edmonds School District ES21WC5: Top Five Pre/Present Pandemic Learnings for Equitable and Innovative District Planning Paul Aplikowski, Wold Architects and Engineers; Tyler Ertl, Wold Architects and Engineers; Jeffery P. Ridlehoover, Sartell-St. Stephen School District show more Description Mounds View Public Schools breaks down the once-in-a-lifetime case study on a pre-Covid planning process that successfully navigated 2020. The community passed a $170M referendum in 2017, voicing a desire for equity and innovation in facilities district-wide in anticipation for increased student enrollment. The pandemic hit during our construction, and flexibility became top priority nation-wide. Mounds View had already planned for flexible learning models, and put them to the test upon opening. Join the discussion on how districts can find success with flexible spaces to thrive in and beyond the pandemic, and discover how necessity can lead to grand ideas. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 2:30PM - 3:30PM Learning Objective 1 Learn how to involve diverse voices from your community to develop inclusive facilities that represent district values/uplift all programs. Learning Objective 2 Explore how to design innovative spaces for flexibility, that are adaptable and accommodate district growth. Learning Objective 3 Obtain tools and gain perspective to support student agency through flexible learning, and accommodate both collaborative/independent learning in your facility. Learning Objective 4 Understand how enrollment growth and building capacity can be a driver for innovation. Credit AIA LU Audience Educational Institutions Speakers Paul Aplikowski Wold Architects and Engineers Tyler Ertl Wold Architects and Engineers Jeffery P. Ridlehoover Sartell-St. Stephen School District ES21WC6: PASS Safety and Security Guidelines. A Roadmap to Enhancing School Safety/Security Mark Williams, Partner Alliance for Safer Schools show more Description Today’s school safety and security challenges are multi-faceted and complex. There is no single action that will, by itself, make our schools safe. Protecting students and staff is a tremendous moral and legal responsibility that requires a comprehensive approach to these challenges. School administrators face daily pressure to ensure that students and staff are protected. The PASS Guidelines and Checklist were developed to provide administrators with the means to effectively evaluate their current state, prioritize investments and maximize resources. The Guidelines and Checklist identify best practices for securing facilities in response to the urgent needs identified by the educational community. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 2:30PM - 3:30PM Learning Objective 1 Understand the safety and security challenges facing our K-12 schools. Learning Objective 2 Explain the concept of layered and tiered safety and security. Learning Objective 3 Explore layers, components and recommended best practices in PASS guidelines. Learning Objective 4 Learn how the PASS Guidelines and Checklist/Assessment Tools are utilized to implement and enhance the safety/security of their facilities. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Distributors,Educational Institutions Speakers Mark Williams Partner Alliance for Safer Schools
4:00pm ES21WD1: Equitable Facilities for Middle Level Learners Rebecca Baibak, Integrus Architecture; Karen Wood, Mahlum; Heather Hiatt, Kellogg Middle School; Nyla Fritz, Einstein Middle School show more Description Moving from a junior high model to a middle school combined with an opportunity for new facilities allowed this district to leverage their school identities while creating equitable experiences to support middle level learners. Through a deep community engagement process the community defined their needs and what “equitable not equal” facilities looked like for them. This program development included mindfulness of future adaptability, which was immediately tested due to the pandemic. This session explores the balance between detailed programming, and unforeseen adaptations. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 4:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Learn the tools for a collaborative design process that can help drive educational and facilities goals. Learning Objective 2 Take a deep dive into the design of Einstein and Kellogg Middle School as a response to the District’s quest for parity (Or “equitable not equal” facilities). Learning Objective 3 Discover how two schools with identical programs have adapted to the demands of covid. Learning Objective 4 Explore the current program needs of middle level learners and how their needs vary based on community values. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions,Distributors Speakers Rebecca Baibak Integrus Architecture Karen Wood Mahlum Heather Hiatt Kellogg Middle School Nyla Fritz Einstein Middle School ES21WD2: Infusing 21st Century Design Elements into Existing Facilities Denise Breunig, Woolpert, Inc.; Maureen McElfresh, Woolpert, Inc. show more Description Not every school district can build a completely new school to serve their current 21st Century learners' needs for maximum flexibility and multiple learning styles. In fact, most districts have to leverage whatever funding is available to adapt current facilities to allow for dynamic new spaces that introduce new options for teaching critical collaboration skills and inspiring learning in a myriad of ways. Join us to learn multiple ways various elementary, middle and high schools have worked to infuse new life and flexibility into their existing buildings, plus engage in a dynamic Q&A opportunity to share additional renovation success stories. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 4:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Gain a solid understanding the most critical components of 21st learning environments. Learning Objective 2 Learn ways to optimize existing facilities through renovations designed to provide more flexibility. Learning Objective 3 Be inspired to create new opportunities for student collaboration within existing footprint. Learning Objective 4 Understand how a building addition paired with partial renovation can create a sense of a new 21st Century learning environment. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Denise Breunig Woolpert, Inc. Maureen McElfresh Woolpert, Inc. ES21WD3: Reuse: By Far the Best Option for Surplus Furniture Mark Lennon, IRN - The Reuse Network; Emerson Lennon, IRN - The Reuse Network show more Description Every school and district has to deal with surplus furniture, often hundreds or thousands of pieces at a time. Too often, it's just thrown out. This session spells out five alternatives to the dumpster, the circumstances in which each is most appropriate, and the practical steps to put them in motion. Options are: 1) Liquidation; 2) Direct resale; 3) Recycling for material value; 4) Local donation; 5) National/international reuse. Leave with a solid understanding of these options, and the tools to put them into practice. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 4:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Learn the benefits of reusing and/or recycling surplus furnishings. Learning Objective 2 Understand the full range of reuse and recycling options that are available. Learning Objective 3 Be capable of evaluating and selecting the best option (or combination) for any given surplus management situation. Learning Objective 4 Gain the practical knowledge of whom to contact and how to implement each option. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Distributors,Educational Institutions Speakers Mark Lennon IRN - The Reuse Network Emerson Lennon IRN - The Reuse Network ES21WD5: Who Knew? Better Food and Technology Can Cost Your Operation Less! Melanie Smythe, Candacity; Greg Christian, Beyond Green Parters; Sheila Palinkas, A La Carte Consultants; Fred Carragher, Link2hs; Rob Schwalm, Link2hs show more Description Over the last year, we have spent more time together at home and eating home cooked food. We are witnessing a change in food production through market demand for local fresh ingredients and scratch cooking rather than relying on processed foods, and our institutions need to adjust. Cooking equipment has improved in efficiency and varieties remarkably in the last 10 years. Single pieces of equipment may now replace the older style large pieces that many school kitchens have today. The older design idea of “one of everything” is no longer needed and kitchen spaces can take up less square footage and emit fewer gases, liquids, and waste than older equipment. Hear a chef, operator, designer, and equipment purveyor discuss making fabulous food for kids with no food in garbage cans while saving clients first construction cost dollars and reducing overall operations costs. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 4:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Learn how to measuring food service operations key metrics, such as waste and over-production, may be directly translated into cost space savings. Learning Objective 2 Discover how combining local sourcing for fresh foods, key metrics, ventless technologies designers can present smaller footprint kitchens for lower life cycle facility costs. Learning Objective 3 Hear how traditional exhaust/fire suppression systems for an entire kitchen may be replaced by readily available ventless technologies. Learning Objective 4 Uncover cost savings include utility usage, food waste, labor, heating and cooling due to smaller spaces. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions,Distributors Speakers Melanie Smythe Candacity Greg Christian Beyond Green Parters Sheila Palinkas A La Carte Consultants Fred Carragher Link2hs Rob Schwalm Link2hs ES21WD6: Designing Sensor-Rich Environments to Transform Active Learning Tim Baird, Virginia Tech; Tanner Upthegrove, Virginia Tech; David Franusich, Virginia Tech show more Description To increase student engagement and outcomes, educational institutions are shifting towards active learning classrooms. Using design strategies schools are integrating pedagogy, space and technology to create more effective learning environments. At Virginia Tech, the BUILD initiative (Boosting University Infrastructure for Learning+Discovery) is working to imagine and develop “the Smart University.” In this panel discussion, researchers will discuss strategies for creating ethical, sensor-rich environments to examine and improve student engagement, learning, and well-being across campus. Strategies integrate sensing techniques (e.g., audio, video, lidar, accelerometer), design innovations, and social science approaches. Time Wednesday, Nov 3 4:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Gain knowledge of Virginia Tech “Smart University” BUILD initiative and how it provides design considerations for the campus. Learning Objective 2 Review findings from three “smart classroom” projects - Computer-Vision to Examine Active Learning, AI Speech-to-Text, and Spatial Audio Capture. Learning Objective 3 Discuss on how emerging technologies can positively impact student engagement and support learners’ social and emotional needs. Learning Objective 4 Discuss on how emerging technologies hold the potential to address the issue of equity and inclusion. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Tim Baird Virginia Tech Tanner Upthegrove Virginia Tech David Franusich Virginia Tech
Thursday, November 4
8:00am ES21RA1: Perspectives on Innovation and Creativity for Flexible Spaces Stanya LeMay, Elkay Interior Systems ; Joe Gervase, Elkay Interior Systems ; Martha Brocke, Elkay Interior Systems; Charlie Murphy, Elkay Interior Systems show more Description "Who Wants to be a Visionary?" When reimagining an educational building's interior in today’s world, planning your multi-use areas should address lessons learned from new and existing spaces over time. Appeal to the ever-expanding minds of your students and staff while incorporating visual interest and a sense of pride. By also providing a functional platform to support technological advances and featuring a variety of flexible common areas, the possibilities are endless to enhance life in district buildings. In this session we will draw from the experiences of seasoned veterans while addressing different perspectives on traditional spaces and the changing dynamics of school environments. Time Thursday, Nov 4 8:00AM - 9:00AM Learning Objective 1 Partner with professionals that have a diverse offering of knowledge and skills to help prevent potential pitfalls and bottlenecks. Learning Objective 2 Promote wellness and create exciting spaces using best practices for health and safety while providing flexibility to achieve multiple goals. Learning Objective 3 Create reimagined school environments that elevate your brand and stand out among school choice options in your community. Learning Objective 4 Depart with a better understanding of how to address the desires and concerns of students, district personnel and community stakeholders. Credit AIA LU Audience Educational Institutions Speakers Stanya LeMay Elkay Interior Systems Joe Gervase Elkay Interior Systems Martha Brocke Elkay Interior Systems Charlie Murphy Elkay Interior Systems ES21RA2: From Here to There: A Journey Towards Excellence and Equity in Philadelphia Mary Lee, School District of Philadelphia; Nicole Ward, School District of Philadelphia; Troy Glover, DLR Group show more Description The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) leadership believes that education is the key to fostering equity in society, and that education itself must be equitable. Driven by an urgent commitment to shepherd systemic change, SDP and DLR Group created a framework to guide new construction or renovation of its schools. This framework, encompassing new Educational Specifications and Design Guidelines, represents a groundbreaking shift in how the District and its principals, teachers, administration, and students view their built environments. By way of meaningful collaboration, these new standards reflect a clear vision for planning, designing, and constructing urban schools of the future. Time Thursday, Nov 4 8:00AM - 9:00AM Learning Objective 1 Examine educational spaces to determine how to best accommodate an evolving educational pedagogy. Learning Objective 2 Describe how concern for flexibility is driving the need to redefine and reconfigure educational facilities. Learning Objective 3 Apply practical solutions, techniques, and strategies to plan and create dynamic learning environments. Learning Objective 4 Define and explain what is required to make new and renovated learning centers while embracing changes to educational delivery. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Mary Lee School District of Philadelphia Nicole Ward School District of Philadelphia Troy Glover DLR Group ES21RA3: Rethinking K-12 Design to Sync with Changing Instructional Trends Robert Dillon, Sustainable Education Solutions show more Description As we rethink learning for a post-pandemic world, it is becoming clear that the way learning happens will be changing in an accelerated fashion. This session looks at some of these trends, and how design professionals can partner with schools and districts to bring next practices to life. This session will be an active discussion around the research, trends, and ideas that will shape the intentional design of teaching of learning. Time Thursday, Nov 4 8:00AM - 9:00AM Learning Objective 1 Rethink the changing landscape of instruction. Learning Objective 2 Consider the future of space needed for virtual and semi-virtual learning. Learning Objective 3 Support the thinking on how to help schools change practices through design. Learning Objective 4 Develop new mindset on partnering around instructional design. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Robert Dillon Sustainable Education Solutions ES21RA5: 1+1=3 How Partnerships Changed the Equation in Ridgefield Nathan McCann, Ridgefield School District show more Description Math defies logic when two entities work together to achieve more than either can accomplish alone. Learn how the Ridgefield School District partnered with the City of Ridgefield to revitalize a former school, build a world-class recreation facility, and move a community forward. A tired school becomes the Ridgefield Administrative & Civic Center (RACC), home to district and city offices, an early learning center, community education, chamber of commerce, arts association, and coffee house. A former potato field becomes the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex (RORC), southwest Washington’s preeminent athletic facility, and home of the West Coast League’s Ridgefield Raptors. Time Thursday, Nov 4 8:00AM - 9:00AM Learning Objective 1 Create a plan to formulate an inter-governmental agreement that shares resources and benefits the taxpayer. Learning Objective 2 Scope a communication plan that creates community pride and confidence in public entities. Learning Objective 3 Develop strategies to encourage community connections. Learning Objective 4 Learn similar strategies from fellow audience members. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Nathan McCann Ridgefield School District ES21RA6: Perception is Reality: How Design Can Impact Perception of Safety Lisa Sawin, Harriman; Mark Lee, Harriman show more Description Research suggests there is a link between student perception of safety and academic performance. As Architects enlisted, and entrusted, to design spaces that not only inspire young minds but keep them safe, we wanted to explore how school design impacts the perception of safety. With that in mind we find ourselves asking: how do we build a new school that provides a sense of safety and security for all students while also maintaining this for administrators and community members? Time Thursday, Nov 4 8:00AM - 9:00AM Learning Objective 1 Engage students, staff and community members in a dialogue about their perception of safety. Learning Objective 2 Be equipped with an exercise that depicts safety and security. Learning Objective 3 Explore opportunities to enhance security measures without negatively impacting the learning environment. Learning Objective 4 Learn how we’ve used these tools in our own practice, using a case study. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Lisa Sawin Harriman Mark Lee Harriman
9:30am ED21WORK2: The Bond Formation and Campaign Process: Organizing a Community YES! Effort Gail Allevato, TMP Architecture; Danielle O’Grady, TMP Architecture; Suzanne Cybulla, East China School District show more Description When developing a future bond program, extracting meaningful input from all stakeholders is key to transforming fear into confidence. These techniques can also build consensus during visioning and pre-design phases. TMP Architecture has planned many successful bond programs, from conceptualizing the program, to State bond processes, to the campaign. In the past 10 years the firm has orchestrated more than $4 billion of successful programs, with 90% of them passing in an election on the first attempt. Join us as we dive deep into our Bond Formation and Campaign processes (methods crafted over decades of educational design experience and what we’ve learned in a virtual world). Suzanne Cybulla, Superintendent of the East China School District, will share her community’s Bond 2020 story, lessons learned and ultimate WIN at the polls. This engaging workshop will be facilitated by a cross-disciplinary team of designers and marketing professionals, including developing a Bond Formation Plan and “Build Your Own Program” exercises! (Limited Seating; Preregistration Required) Time Thursday, Nov 4 9:30AM - 12:00PM Learning Objective 1 Identify key steps and essential timing in the Bond Formation Plan. Learning Objective 2 Review strategies for involving diverse groups of stakeholders at various points in the Bond Formation and Campaign processes and lessons learned in a virtual world. Learning Objective 3 Experience fun and exciting engagement activities designed to build consensus across your school community. Learning Objective 4 Reflect on lessons learned from a 2020 Bond pursuit, where success at the polls will transform one school district’s future for years to come! Speakers Gail Allevato TMP Architecture Danielle O’Grady TMP Architecture Suzanne Cybulla East China School District ES21RB2: Beyond the Now: The Future of Successful Facilities is in the 3W Tomas Eliaeson, Little; Tracy Steward, CMTA; Sean Tracy, Little show more Description As we think about educational facilities beyond COVID-19, we need to look toward transformative solutions that can achieve the three “Wins”: High Performance (in buildings and students), Wellness, and Financial Return on Investment while maintaining a sharp focus on learning environments that elevate students’ experiences. This presentation will make the case that NOW is the time to evaluate and positively impact our learning facilities through a ‘Mastermove’. We’ll dive into energy auditing, high Performance Solutions, Wellness and Brain-based initiatives for learning environments, and regenerative design while weaving the ROI thread that impacts schools now and in the future. Time Thursday, Nov 4 9:30AM - 10:30AM Learning Objective 1 Explain how Wellness can elevate student outcomes by improving IAQ, lighting and acoustics to those returning to the classroom. Learning Objective 2 Demonstrate how to successfully implement high performance design by evaluating the prescriptive measures recognized by ASHRAE, LEED and WELL. Learning Objective 3 Identify Life-Cycle Cost and ROI by distinguishing cost-effective wellness and sustainability features, and identifying funding under the CARES Act. Learning Objective 4 Analyze the synergy in wellness and sustainability through a case study at NeoCity Academy in Osceola County Schools. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Tomas Eliaeson Little Tracy Steward CMTA Sean Tracy Little ES21RB3: Select This, Not That: Getting Maximum Value from Seating Upholstery Wendy Watts, Wight and Company; Annette Piha, Wight and Company show more Description Schools have embraced the benefits that soft seating can bring to a facility. Comfort, variety of choice and making spaces more welcoming are positive benefits of upholstered items. The negatives of products that too easily fail to stand up to end user use leave facility directors questioning their initial purchasing decision. Educated, informed decisions regarding upholstery types can help extend the life of your furniture purchases. Not all vinyls are the same as some products have a health impact on the end users. We will help you to analyze the different woven and coated products to make future decisions clearer. Time Thursday, Nov 4 9:30AM - 10:30AM Learning Objective 1 Learn the names of different content types in upholstery. Learning Objective 2 Gain an understanding of which upholstery types may have a negative health impact on their facilities. Learning Objective 3 Understand the need to put time and effort into product selections that are subject to failure. Learning Objective 4 Learn about new, innovative textile offerings and their benefits. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Distributors,Educational Institutions Speakers Wendy Watts Wight and Company Annette Piha Wight and Company ES21RB4: Radical Change: Positive Impacts of COVID-19 on School Planning and Design Serena Losonczy, PBDW Architects show more Description The pandemic served as a catalyst for unprecedented shifts in education and made it necessary for schools to invent entirely new systems of learning, modifying everything from classroom layouts to circulation patterns and daily schedules. How can we re-energize long-term school design as a result of all this experimentation? Several NYC schools have used the disruption as a springboard to enhance student engagement and learning, through pedagogical changes and flexible spaces. By sharing insights gained from post-occupancy interviews and using case studies to facilitate discussion, this highly interactive session will focus on positive school design lessons learned from the pandemic. Time Thursday, Nov 4 9:30AM - 10:30AM Learning Objective 1 Understand how the pandemic can be used as a catalyst for positive change. Learning Objective 2 Examine the impacts of the pandemic on several aspects of school design and planning. Learning Objective 3 Discuss how flexible space planning and pedagogical agility can enhance student engagement and learning. Learning Objective 4 Learn about student feedback and suggestions for improving school facilities. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Distributors,Educational Institutions Speakers Serena Losonczy PBDW Architects ES21RB5: Fostering higher levels of equity and SEL with Personalized Active Learning Spaces Brian Proctor, Walnut Grove Elementary ; Mark Beebe, LANCER+BEEBE, LLC show more Description This presentation will explore the unique ‘personalized active learning environments’ of the school, along with teaching methodologies and school culture that promote student social/emotional well-being and inclusion. Walnut Grove Elementary recognizes that elementary students all learn very differently, and in order to effectively engage and connect with the broad spectrum of students in the community a paradigm shift was required with school culture, instructional delivery, and inevitably the learning space itself. Walnut Grove Elementary engages students through a variety of flexible, innovative learning environments and student-centric instruction which emphasize learner choice and ownership. Time Thursday, Nov 4 9:30AM - 10:30AM Learning Objective 1 Learn what it means to ‘Personalize’ an Active Learning Environment and how instruction promote appropriate SEL well-being and positive behavioral traits. Learning Objective 2 Discover how ‘PAL’ Environments create equity and engagement across all learners, as well as better equip staff, with this goal. Learning Objective 3 Recognize how can ‘PAL’ Environments positively impact school community and culture, and how does this factor into student success and well-being? Learning Objective 4 Overcome the fixed mindset in implementing student-centric instruction and innovative learning environments at any school district. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Distributors,Educational Institutions Speakers Brian Proctor Walnut Grove Elementary Mark Beebe LANCER+BEEBE, LLC ES21RB6: Technology-Enabled Learning Spaces: An Open Forum on Future Trends Christopher Dechter, Indiana University; Marc Cholewczynski, Oregon State University; Larry Darling, University of North Carolina - Greensboro; Justin Rexing, Western Kentucky University show more Description Learning spaces are increasingly dependent on technology, never more so than in the COVID-19 era. Join a panel of classroom technology experts as they discuss the current state of college and university AV: what works, what doesn't, and coming future developments. Bring your questions, ideas, and mad schemes — in this highly interactive session, participants will be encouraged to put on their thinking caps and share not only what their campuses are currently doing to not only accommodate students and faculty, but plans for the future of education technology. Time Thursday, Nov 4 9:30AM - 10:30AM Learning Objective 1 Explore multiple solutions to common learning space technology project scenarios. Learning Objective 2 Build a cohort of like-minded fellow college and university technology professionals. Learning Objective 3 Explore alternative viewpoints and solutions and share impact on the designed space. Learning Objective 4 Determine avenues for successful collaboration among all stakeholders. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Distributors,Educational Institutions Speakers Christopher Dechter Indiana University Marc Cholewczynski Oregon State University Larry Darling University of North Carolina - Greensboro Justin Rexing Western Kentucky University
2:00pm ES21RC1: Building Bridges: Creating Transitional Learning Environments for Students to Young Adults Patrick Callahan, StudioGC, Inc.; Bridget Connolly, Niles Township High School District 219; Kate Seiwert, Niles Township High School District 219; Athi Toufexis, StudioGC architecture + interiors show more Description In 2020, the new Bridges Adult Transition Center opened as a celebration of the 17-year history of Niles THSD 219’s Bridges program for students with special needs. The new facility supports young adults, ages 18-21, in transitioning from high school to adulthood through innovative design and pedagogies with a focus on personal skills, vocational training, and community-based instruction. The Center’s design incorporates immersive learning labs, such as Kitchen and Apartment Labs, to provide students real-world applications and education. Insights from both district administration and architects will highlight this often-overlooked student population and the specialized learning environments of the Bridges Center. Time Thursday, Nov 4 2:00PM - 3:00PM Learning Objective 1 Understand the importance of young adult transitional services for students with special needs. Learning Objective 2 Discover how community partnerships can expand learning opportunities beyond a traditional school environment. Learning Objective 3 Explore how specialized learning environments and pedagogies can cultivate student growth and success. Learning Objective 4 Learn about an innovative educational facility for students aged 18-21 with special needs. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Patrick Callahan StudioGC, Inc. Bridget Connolly Niles Township High School District 219 Kate Seiwert Niles Township High School District 219 Athi Toufexis StudioGC architecture + interiors ES21RC2: The Future of the “Next Step”: How Technology and Trades Skills are Revitalizing the K12 Environment Jason Benfante, CPL; Courtney Ter-Velde, CPL show more Description Not every student can or wants to take a traditional path to employment. What was seen as the typical, “next step” for students must shift to meet the growing need for technology and trades. High performance spaces and integrated technology and skills can be designed to inspire our youth through their educational experience encouraging them to join the work force in ways that meet their interests and support our diverse employment cross-section. Join us to learn more about our design team’s recent project where we will showcase the concept, refinement, and construction of high-tech spaces that have transformed a local district’s educational program and ignited student passion for careers in technology and trades skills. Time Thursday, Nov 4 2:00PM - 3:00PM Learning Objective 1 Explore the current K-12 to employment paths: trades, vocational schools, and higher education, and the most critical design components to foster this success. Learning Objective 2 Learn ways to integrate technology and skills into curriculum through design and innovation. Learning Objective 3 Explore the programming to Implementation phases of a STEAM addition. Learning Objective 4 Understand how technology and design can increase student retention, interest, and develop future skills. Credit AIA LU Speakers Jason Benfante CPL Courtney Ter-Velde CPL ES21RC3: Hey, Students! Design Your New School Steve Denny, Winton Woods School District; Eric Martin, Winton Woods High School; Jenny Gallow, SHP show more Description Shifts to project-based and personalized learning require schools that are dynamic, engaging and support student-driven education. Winton Woods School District in Cincinnati transitioned to PBL 10 years ago, and this year, the district opened two new campuses that reflect its innovative approach to education. But the district didn’t get there alone. Student direction led to the cutting-edge, collaborative, exciting and cool spaces students now learn in. Hear from the students, educators and designers behind the transformation. This panel explores the district’s educational visioning and community engagement process, including how to incorporate student voices and perspectives throughout design, construction and reopening. Time Thursday, Nov 4 2:00PM - 3:00PM Learning Objective 1 Understand how trends in education, changing technologies and alternate pedagogies can impact facility design. Learning Objective 2 See the value of student voice in designing for future-focused learning. Learning Objective 3 Learn techniques for engaging all types of stakeholders and securing community buy-in from start to finish. Learning Objective 4 Gain actionable tips for building a compelling argument for your district's plans. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Steve Denny Winton Woods School District Eric Martin Winton Woods High School Jenny Gallow SHP ES21RC4: The Collision of AGILE and MESSY: Supporting the Requirements of Authentic Learning David A. Stubbs II, David Stubbs Design show more Description Problem solvers, critical thinkers and future change agents require seamless, transparent sets of tools as they learn to analyze, question, elaborate, refine and evaluate their own ideas. Creating and Innovating can be quite MESSY. Systems have long permitted brave educators to clutter environments to a point of discomfort negatively affecting the health, safety and potential of its learners. We continue conditioned delivery of “kitchen cabinets” within classrooms without knowledge this antiquated harboring device is not suited for today’s broad set of resources. Sub-sequential responses simply removing all available cabinetry, shifting emphasis on wheels is placing an additional burden on space. Time Thursday, Nov 4 2:00PM - 3:00PM Learning Objective 1 Understand antiquated mindsets are restricting us from moving forward even after the weak underbelly of educational fabric has been exposed. Learning Objective 2 Establish the mindshift indicating teachers having too much stuff to our obligation to create seamless designed solutions reinforcing AGILE learning. Learning Objective 3 Realize authentic space can be successfully achieved through critical collaboration between instruction and curriculum defining a precise range of tools. Learning Objective 4 Understand decluttering as a systematic approach to built environments, modifying historic “conditioned attitudes” of stuff embedded with agency and inclusion. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Distributors,Educational Institutions Speakers David A. Stubbs II David Stubbs Design ES21RC6: The Re-establishment of Safety and Security into Existing Facilities through CPTED Jason Miller, Woolpert show more Description New construction enables a school district to collaborate extensively to incorporate safety and security needs into new facility design from the outset. So how do we approach replicating those needs when renovating existing facilities or projects with less funding available? Part of the solution may lay in the idea that as designers and educators we take a step back in order to go forward. This is the underlying concept of applying CPTED principals (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). Hear how this grassroots concept can be successfully applied with precision to existing building inventory to address crime prevention with tactful consideration. Time Thursday, Nov 4 2:00PM - 3:00PM Learning Objective 1 Establish the present needs for community engagement to facilitate safety and security. Learning Objective 2 Understand what Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is. Learning Objective 3 Learn the basics of applying CPTED to existing infrastructure. Learning Objective 4 Understand that CPTED goes well beyond just the physical built environment and its impact on student welfare. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Jason Miller Woolpert
2:30pm ED21WORK3: Well, Now What? The Next Paradigm Shift in K-12 Jonathan Matta, KI show more Description In this active, collaborative workshop, we will reflect back, capture the now, and then facilitate the creation of a new vision on what happens next inside the world of K-12 education. While we know that the pandemic has created environmental shifts to the current practices found within today’s learning environments, we also know that the simplicity of growing humans over 2,500 years of formalized education systems isn’t new. Together, we will discuss how users, their experience, and their environment, have perhaps opened up to new possibilities, and as a collective group, we will design new visions for what will be the next paradigm shift in K-12. (Limited Seating; Preregistration Required) Time Thursday, Nov 4 2:30PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Traverse 2,500 years of those who have molded systems of Learning, and, systems of education. Learning Objective 2 Explore how users, experience, and environment are newly affected by the last year of disruption. Learning Objective 3 Author a vision, in small cohort design teams, on where we might go from here. Learning Objective 4 Become a change influencer in your local community. Audience Educational Institutions Speakers Jonathan Matta KI
4:00pm ES21RD1: Flexible Early Childhood Spaces That Support Physical, Cognitive AND Social-Emotional Needs Patti Clark, Lakeshore Learning Materials; Jessica Peters, Lakeshore Learning Materials show more Description Now more than ever, early childhood classrooms require flexibility, and it all begins with the physical environment. In an early childhood classroom, learning occurs through play-based exploration, hands-on experiences and social interaction with other children. These types of learning have all been disrupted by the pandemic. However, a thoughtfully designed, flexible environment can help children and staff react to today’s changing needs — such as schedule changes and physical distancing requirements — while still providing positive, critical learning experiences that support children’s physical, cognitive and social-emotional development. Time Thursday, Nov 4 4:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Discuss how the disruption caused by the pandemic has highlighted the benefits of early childhood on learning and well being. Learning Objective 2 Understand how the thoughtful design of early childhood facilities and classrooms can enhance physical, cognitive and social-emotional development. Learning Objective 3 Recognize opportunities for using mobile, flexible furniture to design early childhood classrooms that are innovative and responsive. Learning Objective 4 Create spaces that are quickly and easily modified to meet changing needs throughout the day, reducing educator stress. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Patti Clark Lakeshore Learning Materials Jessica Peters Lakeshore Learning Materials ES21RD2: Designing for Mental and Emotional Health Keith Cummins, Corgan; John Westbrook, Corgan show more Description Research shows that disruptive forces such as social media use, isolation and bullying, and acute academic pressure correlate with increased anxiety, mood disorders and suicidal thoughts. School environments should be restorative, respond to the needs of students, and facilitate counsel by staff and mental health professionals. We will analyze how to effectively combat negative sensory factors, developmental mismatch, limited personalization, and safety issues, as well as physical and emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will present research-based design strategies and case studies of Dallas (TX) ISD’s innovative scholastic models which increase the wellbeing of students and educators. Time Thursday, Nov 4 4:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Gain an awareness of student stressors and how they negatively impact learning. Learning Objective 2 Discuss current research and evidence-based design for improving student wellness, highlighting how innovative school design can work towards that goal. Learning Objective 3 Receive insight from educators regarding challenges they face daily and how healthy environments can assist in educating the whole person. Learning Objective 4 Discuss physical and emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on student and building heath and positive steps forward. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Keith Cummins Corgan John Westbrook Corgan ES21RD3: Accomplishing More Without Building More: Creating Effective Learning Spaces in Existing Buildings Jonathan Rollins, GFF Architects; Mark Hubbard, Paragon Furniture show more Description Pedagogy is evolving to meet the needs of the twenty-first century, demanding changes in facilities for learning and in supporting infrastructure systems, and when existing facilities no longer meet the needs of the institution, educators and administrators need to act. While a new building can offer a custom-tailored fit, existing buildings are valuable resources and the benefits of renewing an existing structure often outweigh those of new construction. Historically significant or legacy buildings can be a particular challenge, particularly if building systems have exceeded their useful life. Identifying the best approach is complex, depending on factors from accessibility to zoning. Time Thursday, Nov 4 4:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Identify key features of effective learning environments which support a variety of learning modes. Learning Objective 2 Understand some of the furnishings, technology and space implications of an active learning pedagogy. Learning Objective 3 Respond to the unique Architectural and Construction implications of renovation projects for education. Learning Objective 4 Leverage the strategic planning and execution of renovation projects to create versatile, economical, effective learning spaces. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Educational Institutions Speakers Jonathan Rollins GFF Architects Mark Hubbard Paragon Furniture ES21RD4: Evolving Pedagogy; Transforming Campus: Designing for Dynamic Change John Dale, HED Design; Amy Yurko; Carey Upton, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District; James O'Connor, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners show more Description This session tracks the evolution of learning and the supporting facilities on the campus of Santa Monica High School (Samohi) in Santa Monica, California. This campus has been developed over the course of a century, responding to varying imperatives in terms of learning styles and the facilities that house them. A recent master plan and two major new projects have begun a radical transformation that will re-shape the course of the school for the next century. The first of these facilities, a major multi-purpose academic facility known as the Discovery Building, is designed based on Open Building principles and will open this Summer. A new athletic and career technical/visual arts complex (The Gold Gym and Exploration Building) will soon follow and will be in the midst of permitting this Fall. The new buildings are a radical departure from what has been created before. They will contain much more varied, flexible spaces, both interior and exterior, that will support a wide range of learning styles and activities. With the opening in the summer, we will also draw on the initial impressions of students and teachers as they begin to occupy and experiment in the new learning spaces. Time Thursday, Nov 4 4:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Understand the challenges of the historic Santa Monica School campus and how they necessitated an ambitious new master plan to reshape the campus. Learning Objective 2 Learn how to balance competing forces of tradition and preservation (nostalgia?) versus progressive education ad accommodating facilities. Learning Objective 3 Gain insight into the newly occupied Discovery Building, designed based on Open Building Principals, its innovative approach and expectations about its use in the near and distant future. Learning Objective 4 Learn about the newest phase develop – an athletic complex and career technical facility and how they continue the shift in emphases for high school education at SMMUSD. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers Speakers John Dale HED Design Amy Yurko Carey Upton Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District James O'Connor Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners ES21RD6: Let’s Get Digital: How IoT Solutions Can Create Benefits In The Classroom Jamie Sitter, Siemens; Martha Senf, Siemens show more Description The CARES Act passed in March 2020, and additional federal relief funding has presented schools with an opportunity to make infrastructure improvements that address safely occupying their facilities during the pandemic. An IoT platform can be used to address COVID-related issues today, but also provide ongoing benefits in the future. In addition to operational efficiencies and savings from lighting controls, HVAC controls, and space utilization, an IoT platform can be used as a living lab for both students and educators, preparing them for jobs and opportunities both today and in the future workforce. Time Thursday, Nov 4 4:00PM - 5:00PM Learning Objective 1 Introduction to Internet of Things, its benefits, usues for K12. Learning Objective 2 Understanding Space Utilization, targeted cleaning efforts, added bonuses. Learning Objective 3 How can IoT be used beyond the pandemic. Learning Objective 4 IoT Workforce Development and Living Lab program for students. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Jamie Sitter Siemens Martha Senf Siemens
Friday, November 5
9:00am ES21FA2: Community School Models: A Path Forward for Education Rebecca Milne, Perkins Eastman Architects; Sean O'Donnell , Perkins Eastman Architects; Bruce Levine, Drexel University show more Description Perkins Eastman, in partnership with Drexel University’s School of Education, is studying how to design “community schools” to maximize their impact on not only student performance and well-being, but community resiliency and wellness as a whole. Building upon a series of interviews with school administrators, teachers, community school coordinators, parents and district leadership, research, surveys, and roundtables with leading educators, our presentation will share our findings and design ideas for helping schools and educators further advance the concept of community schooling. Time Friday, Nov 5 9:00AM - 10:00AM Learning Objective 1 Understand the success and needs of current community schools. Learning Objective 2 See the impact of community schools on the health and well-being of students, staff, parents, and community members. Learning Objective 3 Identify Design Solutions that may enhance implementation of community schools. Learning Objective 4 Understand why community schools can be anchors of community resiliency against future crises like COVID-19, socioeconomic disenfranchisement, and climate change. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Rebecca Milne Perkins Eastman Architects Sean O'Donnell Perkins Eastman Architects Bruce Levine Drexel University ES21FA3: Bridging Gaps: The Language of Research and Design for Future-Focused Learning Environments Lennie Scott-Webber, INSYNC: Education Research + Design; Dina Sorensen, d.studio; Caroline Lobo, suoLL Architects show more Description Join the AIA-Committee on Architecture for Education Research Co-Chairs for this workshop panel discussion about the future of Post-Occupancy Evaluations. Highlights from industry experts in diverse fields will be discussed after two years of cross-disciplinary collaboration for the framing of learning environment research and design domains for further development by the AIA-CAE. Workshop events were part of a phased approach to the AIA-CAE Research Subcommittee’s Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) research initiative top build on findings of an industry-wide survey. Over 70+ participants generated a research framework focused on equitable human experiences in new and existing buildings dedicated to learning and teaching. Time Friday, Nov 5 9:00AM - 10:00AM Learning Objective 1 Discover what is driving new knowledge creation with a focus on industry-wide transformation. Learning Objective 2 Contribute to research priorities as an outcome of interdisciplinary co-creation. Learning Objective 3 Learn about the establishment of a Point of View (POV) declaration with guiding principles, framework domains, and critical objectives. Learning Objective 4 Engage in the creation of industry partnership commitment for Phase 3 development and testing of a new post-occupancy evaluation model. Credit AIA LU Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Lennie Scott-Webber INSYNC: Education Research + Design Dina Sorensen d.studio Caroline Lobo suoLL Architects ES21FA4: Repurposed Shipping Container Classrooms Deepen Students' Environmental Consciousness Bridgitte Alomes, Natural Pod; Jay Greenlinger, Ed.D., Oak Park Unified School District show more Description When new classrooms were needed at Oak Park High School, a sustainable solution was sought, resulting in the innovative use of repurposed shipping containers - items that are low cost and would otherwise be considered waste. Based on this success, these progressive “Learning Studios” have also been rolled out to a middle school campus. Placed adjacent to outdoor space, the sliding glass doors allow the classroom and learning to expand into nature. Presenters will share insights on gaining stakeholder buy-in at the district and school level and illustrate the importance of indoor / outdoor learning space at each campus, district-wide. Time Friday, Nov 5 9:00AM - 10:00AM Learning Objective 1 Describe initiatives that increase environmental literacy across a school district. Learning Objective 2 Apply sustainable practices to personal context. Learning Objective 3 Identify the benefits of outdoor learning environments and collaborative planning efforts. Learning Objective 4 Relate the connection between project-based learning, environmental literacy, sustainability, district wide planning, and learning space design. Credit AIA LU Audience Educational Institutions Speakers Bridgitte Alomes Natural Pod Jay Greenlinger, Ed.D. Oak Park Unified School District ES21WA5: Linking School Design to Pedagogy, Technology, and Learning Styles: POE Case Study Keith Fallon, EwingCole; John Swoyer, MaST Community Charter Schools; Andrew Donaldson-Evans, EwingCole show more Description The learning environment is best understood resulting from a complex interaction of social, cultural, organizational, or physical factors. The goal of this study was to perform a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) approach from teachers, staff, and pupils of a Community School to evaluate the success of the school renovation. Overall, 70 users within a diverse age participated in the survey. The panelists will describe the association between perceived functional attributes (lighting, control, space, etc.) and satisfaction with different spaces within the school environment and how different learning styles and teaching modes, and technology integration benefited from the school design. Time Friday, Nov 5 9:00AM - 10:00AM Learning Objective 1 Understand the impact of design on the physical, emotional, and social well being. Learning Objective 2 Evaluate the impacts of design on satisfactory learning outcomes. Learning Objective 3 Understand satisfactory design elements in support of learning styles and pedagogy difference. Learning Objective 4 Understand satisfactory design elements for information sharing, collaboration, and technology. Credit AIA LU/HSW Audience Architects & Designers,Educational Institutions Speakers Keith Fallon EwingCole John Swoyer MaST Community Charter Schools Andrew Donaldson-Evans EwingCole