Aaron Jobson, AIA, ALEP; Principal
DOWA-IBI Group Architects, IN2 Architecture
Domains: Process, Toolbox
Course Level: Intermediate
Learning Units: 1 LU/HSW
Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
How can you improve student achievement by up to 16% without changes to pedagogy, teachers, curriculum or students? The answer is through well designed school facilities. This workshop will review current research from the University of Salford in Manchester, UK, Harvard University, and others that reveal clear evidence that the physical characteristics of a classroom impacts learning, and furthermore, that a link exists between well designed school facilities and increased academic achievement. The workshop panel, representing leaders from A4LE, the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA CAE), will discuss how this research can be applied to school designs through the use of the CHPS Criteria. Lastly, attendees will receive recommendations on how to apply the findings to real world examples through an interactive Design Thinking exercise, as well as gain an understanding on how to utilize the Design Thinking methodology to successfully work with diverse groups to develop innovative design solutions in their own schools and communities.