A PKAL Facilities Workshop

Agenda

Oxford College of Emory University
Oxford, Georgia

Saturday, July 25, 2009
   
8:30 a.m.

Introductions

Snapshots through Spaces that Work—A Panel of Architects
Jeanne L. Narum—Moderator

A review of contemporary spaces for STEM learning, formal and informal, exploring what works and why. This is a beginning point in identifying, for the individual teams, what might work in the context of its particular mission and vision for student learning in STEM fields.

   
9:00 a.m.

The Audit:
What Do You Need to Know & How Do You Come to Know It?
—At-the-table discussion

No matter the anticipated scope or timing of the project, successful planning requires a clear understanding of the process of planning, including the roles of persons in different spheres of influence and responsibility.

   
9:20 a.m.

Reports from the Tables

   
9:30 a.m.

Case Study I
Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture

   
10:15 a.m.

Time for Teams & Break

   
10:45 a.m.

Case Study II
Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum

   
11:30 a.m.

Time for Teams & Lunch

   
12:45 p.m.

The Audit Revisited:
What Needs to be Known about Learners & Learning

   
1:00 p.m.

Case Study III
Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering

   
1: 45 p.m.

Time for Teams

   
2:15 p.m.

Key Issues & Spaces:

  • Sustainability
  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Research-Based Pedagogies
  • Informal Learning Spaces
  • Classrooms
  • Laboratories
  • Aesthetics & The Institutional Context

A second, iterative conversation about spaces that work and why.

   
3:15 p.m.

Break

   
3:30 p.m.

The Roles of the Shepherd, the Planning Teams, and the Architect
—A Panel

   
3:50 p.m.

Measures of Success

   
4:00 p.m.

Time for Teams

   
4:30 p.m.

Presenting and Critiquing “Take-Home Agendas for Action”

   
5:00 p.m.

Challenges for Next Steps
—Panel of Facilitators