EDsession Program & Schedule

Accomplishing More Without Building More: Creating Effective Learning Spaces in Existing Buildings

  • Date:Thursday, November 4
  • Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • 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.
  • Location:Classroom 315
  • Session Type:EDsession
  • Session Code:ES21RD3
  • 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, IDCEC
Jonathan Rollins
GFF Architects
Mark Hubbard
Paragon Furniture