Designing the Future Ready School: Research and innovations that impact education

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location Change:
Atlantic Wharf, 280 Congress Street, Fort Point Room (2nd Floor), Boston, MA 02210

Designing the Future Ready School

Entry into PK-12 education represents the first steps in the lifelong continuum of learning. Architects need to continually look to models outside PK-12 to ensure that the design of educational environments respond to emerging developments and transitions into higher education and the continually changing workplace. Understanding trends across all major disciplines, knowing the latest in research and technical advances, and how the culture of the workplace will impact the spaces in which people learn and work is critical. Workplace environments have rewritten the rules for how businesses look and operate. As a group of practitioners, who design the physical space for education, we must understand innovations in science, research, sports and recreation, workplace, and health and wellness to know what the future holds for our students. Buildings designed now, for a 50-year life, must have the flexibility and foresight to accommodate future learning models.

We will gain insight from our International Perkins+Will Subject matter experts in Science+Technology, Sports+Recreation, Health+Wellness, Higher Education, Research and the Workplace to gain a better understanding of future design trends. We will discuss how these authentic connections and developments have changed the way designers think and how we prepare our children for post-secondary education and the workplace by examining environments that are specifically designed for invention – creating the perfect zones for self-directed, project driven and multi-disciplinary exploration.


Subject to change

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast + Networking
9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome
9:15 – 9:30 am Sports + Recreation
9:30 – 9:45 am Wellness
9:45 – 10:00 am Science + Technology
10:00 – 10:15 am Q&A / Mini Workshop
10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 10:45 am Higher Education
10:45 – 11:00 am Maker Spaces
11:00 – 11:15 am Q&A / Mini Workshop
11:15 – 12:15 pm WORKSHOP
11:15 – 11:25 am Set-up / Explain
11:25 – 12:00 pm Activity
12:00 – 12:15 pm Report Back
12:15 – 12:30 pm Get Lunch, Settle at Tables
12:30 – 1:00 pm The Mosaic Thinker
1:00 – 1:15 pm Break
1:15 – 2:00 pm FUTURE OF EDUCATION
1:15 – 1:40 pm Future of Education and Impact on Spaces, Students
1:40 – 1:55 pm Q&A
2:00 – 2:15 pm Break / Coffee and Snack
2:15 – 3:15 pm TECHNOLOGY
2:15 – 2:30 pm Coding / Computational Design, Big Data, Gaming
2:30 – 2:45 pm Robotics
2:45 – 3:00 pm Visualization Techniques / Impacts
3:00 – 3:15 pm VX App / Tour of Billerica High School
3:15 – 4:00 pm Campus International School
4:00 – 4:45 pm Drew Charter School


Speaker / Role Bio
Brooke S. Trivas
Brooke S. Trivas, AAIA, MCPPO, LEED AP BD+C

Role: Moderator
Brooke Trivas, a Principal and the K-12 Northeast practice leader, has brought her programming, design and management expertise to her clients for over 28 years. Brooke has an expertise in leading large scale public projects involving a broad spectrum of constituents. She brings leadership capabilities to each phase of a project by offering direct involvement in all aspects of her projects. Brooke leads Boston's Social Purpose, Service+ programs, as well as the Diversity and Inclusion initiatives; she also sits on the Perkins+Will global Diversity Council. These service-oriented initiatives allow Brooke to inspire and provide opportunities to thousands of students and underserved communities.
Steven R. Turckes
Steven R. Turckes, AIA, REFP, LEED AP BD+C

Role: K-12 Education
Steve leads the K-12 Educational Facilities Group of Perkins+Will. His experience and understanding of the key issues that surround K-12 facilities has led to numerous presentations at regional and national educational conferences on a broad range of topics from planning 21st century schools to safety and security to green architecture and its use in school facilities.
David Dymecki
David Dymecki, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Role: Sports+Recreation
David is an award-winning designer specializing in college and university sports and recreational facilities. As a Market Sector Leader, he provides strategic direction from the planning and design development phases through project completion. David’s greatest strength on projects is his ability to quickly conceptualize design ideas while collaborating with clients, consultants and internal team members. Project teams under his leadership use a design approach that is robust, inclusive, and process-driven. David’s extensive experience with the design of athletic and recreation venues along with his ability to lead complex projects while maintaining clients’ objectives have earned him broad recognition throughout the architectural community.
Yanel de Angel
Yanel de Angel, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC

Topic Leader: Higher Education
Yanel’s experience has focused on Higher Education environments, including planning, design, construction documentation, project management and integration of sustainable strategies. Yanel’s planning and design expertise in Learning Environments, Residential and Student Life projects has allowed her to conceptualize buildings as teaching laboratories. She is recognized across the firm for her ability to successfully lead technically and organizationally complex projects. She is part of Perkins+Will’s Project Delivery Board, a group that strategizes on maintaining a culture of innovation and a leading edge in project delivery, and is a member of the Perkins+Will Diversity Council. She has taught at Syracuse University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and Northeastern University.
Chuck Siconolfi
Chuck Siconolfi, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP

Topic Leader: Healthcare
Chuck specializes in healthcare design, medical master planning and programming. For over twenty five years, Chuck directed the global healthcare design practice at HOK. During that time he was responsible for understanding the varied needs of clients around the world, developing programmatic and design strategies to meet both those needs and the evolving science behind care and information technology, and designing solutions based on those strategies. Chuck has been responsible for the design and management of approximately 50 Academic Medical Centers, Specialty Hospitals, Community Hospitals, and other health facilities. He has also lead the development of urban planning associated with these facilities.
Jeffrey R. Zynda
Jeffrey R. Zynda

Topic Leader: Science+Technology
Jeff is widely known for his innovative approaches to laboratory design, the advancement of supporting technologies, and his ability to lead clients toward “next generation” designs. His leadership and insight spring from the programming, planning, design, and construction of more than 7 million square feet of research space in the United States and Europe. This experience has provided Jeff with a clear understanding of each client’s scientific needs, and the talent to translate those needs into novel research design ideas. From private corporations to public institutions, his knowledge is broad and deep, providing his clients with targeted solutions to design challenges.
Christopher Karlson
Christopher Karlson, AAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Topic Leader: Technology
Christopher approaches architectural design as a chance to challenge the images of stability and control we conventionally infer upon built structures and public spaces. His intention has always been an open dialogue between varying degrees of privatization, cultural activity, and public life; creating varied network strategies and performances of the built environment that engage the user. It is his desire to develop a physical singular identity that will invigorate the intermingling of people, material media and cultural situations within various scales to create a new form of publicness; focusing on the experience of the visitor, along with issues of construction, materiality, and form.
Jennifer McGrory
Jennifer McGrory, AIA, LEED AP

Topic Leader: Health+Wellness
Named one of Boston’s Top Ten Women Architects in 2007 by Boston Women’s Business Journal, Jennifer brings her years of interior design and architectural expertise to the team. She is highly skilled at creating dynamic interior environments for a wide range of clients, from corporate and commercial to non-profit and higher education. She has taught at Boston Architectural College and UMass Dartmouth and continues to share her knowledge and design acumen through teaching engagements and publications throughout the Boston area.
William Harris
William Harris, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Topic Leader: Workplace / Science+Technology
With nearly 40 years of architectural design and planning experience, Bill serves as the Regional Practice Leader for Science+Technology. Bill has helped almost every major Bio/Pharma company, and a host of scale-ups and start-ups, to meet demanding goals for research, innovation and production. His vision for integrating workplace, art, culture and science, along with his unique blend of strategic and tactical design solutions, make a difference in the success of his clients. While focused primarily on Science+Technology, Bill brings an understanding of academic, business, commercial and social project types to make great environments for people.

Recently Bill has focused on design innovations responding to the convergence of the sciences, on benchmarks and trends, and on bridging the gap between the needs of research communities and the buildings created by developers.


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