L: DLR Group Senior Associate Shona O’Dea, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C. R: DLR Group Associate Bonnie Sanborn, EDAC, EDRA.

  • Who: Shona O’Dea, senior associate, DLR Group; Bonnie Sanborn, associate, DLR Group.
  • What: Programming to Link Sustainable Priorities to STEM and Makerspaces.
    DLR Group’s Bonnie Sanborn, EDAC, EDRA, and Shona O'Dea, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, represent an interdisciplinary team, blending social science research and design programming skills with high-performance building engineering and sustainable design. Together, they will share tools, expertise, and research-driven insights from project experience. Attendees will learn how eco-charrettes can create an effective conversation about sustainability with key stakeholders, and how to tailor STEM and Makerspaces to meet the vision and goals of key stakeholders through furniture and equipment.
    To produce a holistic design program for schools that will ensure buildings meet performance goals and that sustainability becomes part of a student’s everyday learning experience, we propose to use STEM and maker spaces to surface these goals. Integrated design teams, evidence-based design, inclusive planning and visioning processes, and sustainability-focused eco-charrettes are tools to achieve this goal.
  • Where: EDRA50 Sustainable Urban Environments: Research, Design, and Planning for the Next 50 Years
    New York University
    Tandon School of Engineering
    5 MetroTech Center
    Brooklyn, New York
  • When: Thursday, May 23 from 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM

 L: DLR Group Senior Associate Raechel French. C: DLR Group Principal Taryn Kinney, AIA, LEED AP. R: DLR Group Senior Associate Marilyn Denison

  • Who: Raechel French, senior associate, DLR Group; Taryn Kinney, principal, DLR Group; Marilyn Denison, senior associate, DLR Group; Wesley Imms, associate professor, University of Melbourne.
  • What: (Mis)alignment of Space and Use: Supporting the School Change Process.
    Ongoing doctorate-level research on teacher change in innovative learning environments is being integrated into practice in real-time through a collaboration called BOLD, or "Bridging the Organization, Learning, and Design". BOLD expands on the traditional school design process, incorporating research-based transformative and transactional efforts to help schools achieve authentic holistic change.
    New revelations from brain science, cognitive technologies, and blended and personalized learning are changing the educational landscape like never before. School districts and communities across the nation are implementing new pedagogies and educational delivery models to improve student learning. Recent research shows that innovative learning environments correlate to these desired teaching and learning outcomes. Institutional change is inevitable to keep pace with this learner-centered paradigm shift. However, 70% of change efforts fail, in large part due to a lack of cohesion or silos within a school system’s departments. Further, there is empirical evidence of the lived experience in redesigned schools not aligning with the anticipated vision as educators often revert to traditional practice. To address these issues, BOLD combines Masters-level action change research with ongoing doctorate research in teacher transitions to innovative learning spaces, utilizing an adapted Burke-Litwin Organizational Performance and Change Model to inform the process.
  • WhereEDRA50 Sustainable Urban Environments: Research, Design, and Planning for the Next 50 Years
    New York University
    Tandon School of Engineering
    5 MetroTech Center
    Brooklyn, New York
    Room: JAB 473
  • When: Friday, May 24 from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
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