DLR Group Principal Vanessa Schutte, AIA, LEED AP BD+C.

  • Who: Vanessa Schutte, principal, DLR Group; Dawn Nizzi, CAPS program director, Westside Community Schools; Lee Kallstrom, Ph.D., CAPS program director, Westside Community Schools.
  • What: Engaging Students in the Design Process.
    Engaging students in the building design process ignites learning that can shape their future. When school districts have the opportunity to build or renovate, there are several possibilities to engage students and let them directly impact or experience the design of one of the most important buildings in their community. The Performing Arts Addition at Westside High School in Omaha is a perfect case study. Faced with the constraints of a very tight site and functional relationships, the design team had to resolve the issue of having a mechanical room adjacent to the main entrance. DLR Group presented this challenge to the owner and stakeholders as an opportunity for student involvement. We proposed the idea that students could design and sculpt a brick mural on the wall that covers the mechanical equipment to integrate visual arts in the performing arts addition. Join this session to learn more about these unique learning opportunities.
  • Where: A4LE Midwest Great Lakes Annual Chapter Conference
    Omaha Magnolia Hotel
    1615 Howard St,
    Omaha, NE 68102
    Room: Blue Bonnet
  • When: Thursday, April 25 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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