The built and natural environments have profound impacts on our behaviors both for better and worse. How do we cultivate a sense of place for better? How might the built and natural environments be made to enhance teaching and learning? How might school buildings and grounds foster a sense of community by reflecting those they serve?

Teaching Outside the Classroom: Charting the course for an Enhanced Outdoor Learning Experience

Design for Equity: What Does It Look Like?

Through the Lens of Trauma-Informed Design

Facilitated Learning Outdoors – “Re-seeing” Pedagogy in Design | Mind + Body + Spirit

New Urban Assets: Creating a Playful Learning City

Using Learning Activities to Identify and Achieve Innovation in Teaching and Learning: building an education story using research based methodologies

Re-building a School and Re-building a Community

Planning with Authenticity: Holistic Design Approaches to Engage & Reflect Underserved Communities

Creating District Wide Furniture Standards with Flexible Learning and Collaboration as the Guiding Principles

On the Edge: How sustainable and community-centered design creates place

The Power of Place: Stories of Belonging

Building the Alki Vision: Aligning School Space to District Equity Initiatives

Learning from the BIPOC Experience in Designing Educational Spaces

Radical Empathy: Three Transformative Projects in Underserved Communities

Morgan's Wonderland: Creating and Supporting an Inclusive Place for All Abilities

Chasing WELLness in the School Environment – a shift in the way we look at high performance

Community Campus: Sharing Resources in Support of Students and their Families

Educating First Nations Students in the 21st Century

Mass Timber Schools: A Multi-Story Prototype for Flexible Learning Environments

Schools as “Game Changers” for Fostering Inclusion, Equity and Belonging

Healthy Schools by Design

Nature as a Path to Learning and Place – The Blakely Elementary School

Community Through Design: Cultivating a Sense of Belonging in Learning Environments

Schools as Teaching Tools: A Methodology and Framework to Design Buildings that Teach

Architecture as a Reparative Force in the Learning and Development of Children Negatively Impacted by Adverse Childhood

A Culture of Health: Awareness and Action

The Future is Inclusive: A New Model School Designed Using UDL Principles

Making Place, Making Meaning, Making a Difference: Designing the Learning Experience

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Students’ Social-Emotional and Educational Wellbeing

Creating Cultural Change Through Student Co-authorship of Their Learning Environments

Building Bridges: Creating Transitional Learning Environments for Students to Young Adults

Supporting Unique Needs: A Collaboration Between Learning and Design

I Want My School to Help My Community

A Transformation: Agua Fria High School

V/S Session: The Dynamics of Gathering


Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

October 5-9, 2022


+1 480.391.0840