• July 14, 2021
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    Our July committee meeting was joined by Jared Giles, Director of Workforce Development Initiatives BNYDC and Kayon Pryce Founding Principal Brooklyn STEAM Center to discuss the Brooklyn STEAM Center located within the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

  • June 2, 2021

    Dr. Christopher Emdin shared his forthcoming project with the Lincoln Center Collider Project, an interdisciplinary R&D lab in the performing arts. The pilot class includes ten phenomenal fellows who are “colliding” and collaborating on work which spans opera, DEI, artificial intelligence, and beyond. Dr. Christopher Emdin is in the process of designing a virtual and in-person intervention for classroom spaces in K-12 settings.

    More information on Dr. Emdin’s work here.

  • May 5, 2021

    Parke Rhoads, Principal of Vantage Technology Consulting Group led our committee meeting discussion on the topic of  “Technology, Futurism, and the Learning Experience in 2030”

    The two articles (links below) synthesize both the broad over-arching (e.g. institution-wide) and “in-the-trenches” classroom (e.g. instructor and learner specific) perspectives for how our experience with technology during the pandemic may transform the design of the learning environment in the future. The two articles we shared in advance of our meeting and guided the discussion around the following themes:

    • The Disruption-Adaptation Model (React, Survive, Innovate): Case studies into stories from the frontlines of academic technology
    • Futurism: The themes and forces will factor into the next horizons, and how these factors may forecast the learning experience of 2030
    • Experience Design: What new tools and stakeholders are coming to the rescue, and how the professional designer could leverage these to lead the innovation

    How Can the Historic Sense of an Agora Be Captured in Virtual Learning Spaces?
    Learning Spaces Collaborative, November 2020

    Hot Trends and Topics in Higher Ed Technology
    High Profile Magazine, September 2020

  • March 31, 2021

    In collaboration with the Architectural Institute of Japan, panelists from Tokyo and New York City offered perspectives on what they have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how K-12 school design may be impacted in the future.

    Event Recording –> Tokyo – NYC Design Share: Reflections on School Design Beyond COVID-19

  • March 3, 2021

    Carlos Talero led our committee meeting discussion on the topic of  “Negotiating Historic Preservation Reviews with the Demands of a K12 School Program”. In many cities, historic preservation or landmarks review boards have become an important tool for neighborhoods to help preserve their character and important historic buildings. However, this process is often opaque. Carlos Talero discussed a case study of navigating this process, and how architect’s can help K12 clients achieve their design and programmatic goals while selling K12 projects as an asset to the neighborhood.


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