Design for Learning Forum: Higher Education
On October 7, AIA Seattle will present a full day continuing education forum focused on the design and delivery of higher education environments.
Architects and allied professionals are active participants in the shifting landscape of higher education. As the nature of buildings change, the design and project delivery processes are also evolving. How do key drivers of change impact the present and future of design for learning? Related to this, what are the current conversations around policy, funding mechanisms, sustainable design strategies, student life, and campus planning?
Registration Deadline: 12:00pm Friday, October 4, 2019.
$252.00 AIA Member
$252.00 Government / Educator
$50.00 Student / Scholarship
- Explore post-occupancy evaluations (repurposing existing buildings, densifying student housing, pre-fab modular construction) that support safe, sustainable, and equitable campus building design.
- Analyze how resilient campus placemaking strategies (creating sustainable ecosystems and utilizing local energy sources) can increase local jobs, community connection, and health and life expectancies.
- Understand how capital requests for growth, renovation, replacement, and research intersect with the changing pedagogy of coursework (STEM, UX) and construction requirements (high-performance, net-zero).
- Analyze case studies (restrooms, student housing) addressing spatial equity and inclusion to promote self-esteem, prioritize health and safety, and encourage positive social interactions on campus.
- Explore equity and access as foundational frameworks to designing campuses that meet the needs of changing student demographics and increasing financial barriers.
Michael Cotton, Senior Architect LEED AP, New York | Snøhetta
Michael has been practicing as an Architect at Snøhetta in New York for the past ten years. During this time, he has been the Project Manager for the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University in Canada, the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Toronto, and the new Executive Education Center and Graduate Hotel at Cornell Tech in New York, opening in January 2020. Michael has also made significant contributions to other projects at Snøhetta, including the Hunt Library at North Carolina State University, the Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco, and has led several design competitions, including the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Honolulu, and the winning entries for the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California, completed in 2016, and the El Paso Children’s Museum in Texas, currently in Design Development.
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Breakfast and lunch catered by Pacific Northwest Catering. In alignment with AIA Seattle’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and support sustainable food sourcing, the meals are vegetarian.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PLANNING TASK FORCE
Brodie Bain, FAIA, AICP, LEED AP | Principal, Perkins + Will
Tim Richey, AIA, LEED AP | Senior Associate, SRG Partnership
Becky Roberts, AIA | Senior Associate, Miller Hull Partnership
Shazi Tharian, AIA, LEED AP | Associate, schacht | aslani architects
Ron van der Veen, FAIA, LEED AP | Principal, NAC Architecture
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DESIGN FOR LEARNING FORUM SPONSORS
Contact Zoe Guckenheimer, Program + Project Coordinator at AIA Seattle
General Program Questions?
Contact Cassie Blair, Professional Programs Manager at AIA Seattle
Contact AIA Seattle Managing Director Kimber Leblicq