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Chapter Event

By Design – School Safety in the MD|DC|VA Region – Round Table Discussions
Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
University of Maryland
School of Architecture – Great Space
3835 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS

In response to recent events, the AIA-District of Columbia and the AIA-Baltimore Committees on Architecture for Education (AIA/DC-CAE & AIA/BA-CAE) and the Association for Learning Environments Chesapeake Bay Delaware Valley Chapter (A4LE-CBDV) are hosting a group forum focused on school safety. Our goal is to expand upon and strengthen our understanding of the ways that school environments might be developed and/or adapted to reduce the incidence of crime within and near to school facilities.

We will hold discussions focused upon how “design and effective use the built environment can lead to reduction in fear and the incidence of crime and improvement in the quality of life”.

We will divide the invited participants into round table groups of 4-10 persons each. The groups will be challenged to address the following topics and come up with a set of important observations and recommended actions:
  • Natural Surveillance
  • Access Management
  • Territorial Reinforcement
  • Other Approaches

We will open with a description of the challenge and the associated discussion “ground-rules”. In addition to holding the discussion we will ask each table to elect a spokesperson who will be responsible to present their table’s important observations and recommended actions.

We intend to organize the Groups so that each table will include: at least one facilitator from the AIA DC-CAE, the AIA BA-CAE or the A4LE-CBDV; one or more School representatives; and invited participants.

Results from the discussions will be compiled in to a summary report to be distributed to the participants after the Event.

This is a Free Event – please register by 24 April 2018. If you have questions or concerns please contact jluker@quinnevans.com.


Site Tour

Marie H. Reed Community Learning Center
Thursday, February 22, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
2250 Champlain Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

2.25 HSW credits AIA

Marie Reed

The Marie H. Reed Community Learning Center in Washington, D.C., celebrates continued growth of a community’s longstanding commitment to diversity, global education, and wellness. First constructed in the 1970’s, the Center was developed to serve as a place for strength in the face of racial tension. The original Brutalist design features a robust concrete frame and fortress-like façades. The renovation has transformed the Center from an overly protective inward-oriented facility into an outward-embracing contemporary learning environment. With broad community participation, every space inside-and-out has been revitalized to create 21st Century Learning Environments and a welcoming gathering place for all.

Panelists:
Katie Lundgren, Marie Reed Elementary School Principal
Patrick Davis, Deputy Chief, Facilities, DC Public Schools
Jeff Luker, Principal, Quinn Evans Architects

Itinerary:
2:00PM – 2:45PM Panel discussion in the living room
2:45PM – 3:15PM Tour
3:15PM – 3:30PM Break out discussion during dismissal
3:30PM – 4:15PM Tour continues

Cost:
Member $20 | Non-Member $40 | Government / School District Employee FREE

Parking:
Street parking can be found on nearby streets but is limited and metered.
The closest parking garage is Colonial Parking at 2421 18 St NW, Washington, DC 20009.
15 minute walk from U Street or Dupont Metro Stations.

Event Sponsors:
DCPS    Quinn Evans


Chapter Event

Thursday, November 16, 2017
9:30 am to Noon

Workshop School
The Workshop School
221 Hanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139

The Workshop School, located in a garage type facility that once housed the Automotive Academy for West Philadelphia High School is the place, but the building is not the focus for this event. It's what's happening inside that is truly noteworthy. The Workshop is a Public Citywide School, enrolling 250 students in grades 9 through 12. There is no academic admission requirement. The school's environment is hands-on and project- based, and successful students are those eager to explore their interests and passions, willing to collaborate, and able to persist through highs and lows. Academic skills are developed by working on real world challenges. The culture of the school fosters creativity, risk-taking and responsibility for self and others. Students are encouraged to own their successes and challenges and chart their own course to a fulfilling, meaningful life as students, workers and community members.

Learn about Workshop Industries, a unique after school program where students receive first-hand experience on learning how a business operates. Students conceive, design, manufacture and sell the products they create. In this non-graded adventure, students are rewarded with monetary compensation, just as they would be in any other business. This is real life at its best – real work leads to real money.

  • Experience The Workshop School, an innovative, project-based public high school with a mission of teaching students to change the world.
  • Interact with "Students in Action" unleashing their creative and intellectual potential to solve the world's toughest problems.
  • Hear from co-founder and Principal Simon Hauger, winner of the Philly Geek 2017 Mission Leader of the Year Award.
  • Engage in a panel discussion with Teachers and Students.

Attendance is limited to 20.

One (1) AIA CEU pending.

Cost: Members: $10, Non-Members: $20
Public-Sector Non-Member as Guest of a Member: FREE

Online registration is closed. Please register on-site.

Please register by Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lunch is sponsored by School Specialty
School Specialty


Chapter Event

February 15, 2017
1:30pm – 4:30pm

Building Tour, Film Screening and Panel Discussion
George Washington Carver Center for Arts + Technology
Towson, MD

Most Likely To Succeed inspires its audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing school communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing. After seeing this film, you'll never look at school the same way again.

Watch the Trailer!
Most Likely to Succeed

Agenda
1:30-1:40 pm Registration
1:40-2:15 pm Panel Discussion w/ Carver Students + Faculty
2:20-2:50 pm Tours of Carver Center for Arts + Technology
3:00-4:30 pm Screening of "Most Likely to Succeed"
4:30 pm Informal Post-Film Discussion

Refreshments will be provided

Contact Kieran Wilmes for sponsorship information.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Gold – $750
  • Logo on Save the Date and Invitation (pending deadlines)
  • 4 free registrations
  • Recognition from Chapter president in remarks
  • Opportunity to speak at event
  • Opportunity to lead/co-lead tours
  • Logo on tour brochure
Silver – $500
  • Logo on Save the Date and Invitation (pending deadlines)
  • 2 free registrations
  • Recognition from Chapter president in remarks
  • Opportunity to lead/co-lead tours
  • Logo on tour brochure
Bronze – $250
  • Name on Save the Date and Invitation (pending deadlines)
  • 1 free registration
  • Recognition from Chapter president in remarks

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND SPONSORSHIP!

Sponsors:

A4LE Chesapeake Grimm + Parker OAK

Pricing
$10 Members (may bring one public sector non-member as free guest)
$10 Public-sector non-members
$20 Private-sector non-members
Free Faculty, students and parents from the Carver HS community
Free Public-sector non-members as guest of a member

AIA Continuing Education: 3 Learning Units


Chapter Event

Where: Philadelphia University
Hayward Hall, Room 111
4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
When: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost: Member: $0 / Non-Member: $10

Event Speakers
Jeff Ashley, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning
Philadelphia University

Jeffrey Cepull
Vice President for Information Resources and CIO
Philadelphia University

Dorothy DeSimone
Regional Educational Leader
Steelcase

Michael Formica, CTS
Director of AVolution Audio Visual Integration
Corporate Interiors, Inc.


Philadelphia University
Experience the Nexus Learning Hub, designed to foster active learning and support deeper student engagement through advanced technology.

  • Review the X-Factor Planning Process.
  • Understand the implementation & build-out of technology.
  • Assess 2nd Generation Space & Technology changes for typical classroom environment.
  • Evaluate approach to make it work...bridging the gap from professor to facilitator and changes in institution policies / protocols .
  • Define real world student success results.

. . . PLUS . . .

Think Better
Presentation by Steelcase
Steelcase

Learn the seven insights for attention in education and discuss space design that block distraction and help students "Think Better".

1.0 AIA Approved
CEU (HSW)

Event Sponsors
Corporate Interiors Steelcase Studio Jaed


Tour & Discussion

George School Campus

The Chesapeake Bay/Delaware Valley Chapter is sponsoring an upcoming tour and discussion event.

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Location: 1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940
(Mollie Dodd Anderson Library)
Campus Map

George School Campus

Founded in 1893, George School is a Quaker, coed boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12. George School is a diverse community focused on preparing students not just for college, but for life. The school sits on 240 acres in suburban Bucks County, Pennsylvania and contains a variety of historic buildings and landscapes as well as newer campus developments.

Over the past eight years, efforts have focused on creating a sustainable campus and preparing the historic campus for the 21st century. Fulfillment of the campus master plan has seen a number sustainably driven projects completed in the past several years, highlighted by the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library (LEED Gold), new track and field, the new Fitness and Athletic Center (LEED Certified), as well as other campus improvements.

Dr. Michael Gersie, Director of Operations for George School and site/landscape consultant Kevin Selger, RLA, ASLA, LEED® AP will provide highlights on the various building accomplishments that have occurred over the last eight years as well as guide a tour of the historic campus.

Continental breakfast will be provided by Gilmore & Associates, Inc. Attendance will be limited to 30.

AIA Continuing Education Credit available

Cost:
Members: Free / Non-Members: $10


Tour & Discussion

The New CECIL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

The Chesapeake Bay/Delaware Valley Chapter is sponsoring an upcoming tour and discussion event.

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016
Time: 8:30 am to 10 am
Location: Cecil School of Technology
912 Appleton Road
Elkton, MD

CECIL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) took an innovative approach to meeting their need for an expanded career and technology program. Rather than building a new facility or renovating an existing school, they purchased and renovated a commercial research and development facility that came with a high-bay area, advanced science laboratories, conference space, and a sophisticated electrical system. The entire project cost less than a replacement school. Located in an industrial park, the school will facilitate alignments between the education programs and industry partners.

The program will include a discussion on adaptive re-use, the programming of the technology school, and the redesign of the project from a replacement comprehensive high school to an adaptive re-use career and technology school. A tour of the school will follow the discussion.

The discussion will be led by Perry Willis, Executive Director of Support Services for Cecil County Public Schools, and representatives from Buck Simpers Architect & Associates (BSA+A), the architects for the project.

Continental breakfast will be provided.

Cost:
Members: Free / Non-Members: $10


Workshop and School Tour

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thomas McKean High School

The Chesapeake Bay/Delaware Valley Chapter sponsored a "hands on" event on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Thomas McKean High School, 301 McKennan's Church Road, Wilmington, DE. This workshop featured McKean's newly transformed, designed, and constructed Culinary Arts Studio and Radio/Television Studio. A tour and discussion of the facilities was conducted by the design team, Philip Conte, AIA, NCARB and Dick Moretti, Ed.D, ALEP, LEED™ AP, followed by the opportunity to interact with students and staff in both Studios. Besides having students and teachers answer questions and offer comments on the design of the facilities, attendees had the opportunity to participate, under the direction of students in the Culinary Arts Studio, in the preparation of lunch. There were 15 attendees, offering a broad range of backgrounds, including educators, administrators, facilities managers, construction managers, architects, and educational facility planners.

McKean HS McKean HS McKean HS

Thank you to our partner:
AIA Delaware


Student Voices: The "IMAGINE" Design Project

May 22, 2014
WEBEX Presentation
2:00-2:45pm

Since January, 2014, working with online and on-site Community Partners, students at the Barack Obama Green Charter High School in Plainfield, NJ have been sustainably renovating an abandoned Downtown industrial property as the next iteration of their teaching and learning spaces. Their model is completed and to reciprocate for the gracious assistance that various entities from the Northeast Region have given to make "Imagine" a success, they would like to present their renovation designs 'live" online to the membership.
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