EDsession Program & Schedule

Evolving Pedagogy; Transforming Campus: Designing for Dynamic Change

  • Date:Thursday, November 4
  • Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • 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 with 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.
  • Location:Classroom 409
  • Session Type:EDsession
  • Session Code:ES21RD4
  • 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, IDCEC
John Dale
HED Design
James Mary O'Connor
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners
Carey Upton
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
Amy Yurko