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Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
How do we create stimulating, healthy school buildings that are secure yet non-threatening? Leaders in the design of Pre-K through 12th grade facilities from NAC Architecture, Perkins&Will and Svigals + Partners, architect of the new Sandy Hook School in Newton, Connecticut, will address the safety issues and concerns facing school administrators and architects today with alarming frequency. The presentations will include supporting data and actual projects that will demonstrate how innovative security standards (mandated or voluntary), processes, and technologies can be integrated into a school’s architecture and balanced by thoughtful materiality and spatial configurations to create enriching environments in which children can learn and thrive.
Steven Turckes, FAIA, ALEP, LEED AP firmly believes in the power of education and educational environments to change lives. For more than thirty years he has shaped educational facilities in the Midwest, across the nation, and all over the world. Turckes’ body of work reflects his focus on connecting the knowledge and experience of educators with the energy and enthusiasm of students and communities to support innovative educational missions and spaces.
Julia McFadden - With more than twenty years of varied architectural and planning experience, Julia McFadden accelerates client collaboration and project goals through experience, deep technical knowledge, and holistic problem-solving practices.
Boris Srdar - The relationship between educational facilities and their physical context is of particular interest to Boris Srdar, resulting in a philosophical basis for his work.
Jay Brotman - Since joining Svigals + Partners in 1987, Jay Brotman has designed and managed acclaimed and award-winning commercial and institutional projects in the K-12, higher education, research science, residential, healthcare, and mixed-use sectors.
- Identify safety concerns affecting the architecture and design of early childhood through high school environments.
- Determine the materials and methods necessary to maintain the safety of a school building.
- Evaluate how best to integrate these materials and methods into a building, while maintaining a healthy and stimulating environment for children of all ages.
- Integrate alternative schemes to balance and support the initial security strategies to create more nurturing and supportive places without fear.