Doing More with Less

Derek LaBrecque, Partner

Aaron Jobson, AIA, ALEP; Principal

Dr. Frank Locker, REFP

Nick Salmon  

JK Architecture Engineering; Quattrocchi Kwok Architects; Frank Locker Educational Planning;  

Domains: Context, Process, Toolbox, Learning, Parameters

Course Level: Expert

Learning Units: 1.5 LU

Room: A703


Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am


As natural and fiscal resources become more scarce, and social and political networks become fractured, the need to develop strategies for doing more with less become critical to creating learning environments where teachers and learners can thrive. Participants who register for this session are invited to send brief descriptions of real world challenges to the session organizers prior to October 1, 2017. Session organizers will choose the 10 most compelling challenges and harness the collective wisdom of workshop participants to work on viable responses to each of those challenges. Challenges are likely to include: Working with rising expectations and shrinking budgets Help! Inflation ate 25% of my budget! Making 90-year old schools relevant for the 21st century and beyond We can’t afford to staff a relationship-based middle school, so we run a content-based junior high Overcoming challenges of integrating community partners into our facilities Workshop organizers will share brief presentations, effective design prototype concepts, educational strategies and divergent thinking focused on current research. The majority of the workshop will be conducted in a design studio competition format with an emphasis on numerous iterations, time for reflection and feedback. Participants will head home not only with real strategies that can be implemented, but a network of critical friends ready to offer follow-up support. This session captures the spirit of the Association and makes our collective learning visible to each another.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn why doing more with less has become a necessity in the 21st century
  2. Learn how doing more with less can benefit teaching, learning and community relationships
  3. Identify barriers common to creating effective learning environments
  4. Learn strategies you can implement upon your return to your community