A PKAL Facilities Workshop


Oxford College of Emory University
Oxford, Georgia

Saturday, July 25, 2009
8:30 a.m.


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.


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