Chesapeake Bay / Delaware Valley Chapter
This Chapter encompasses a portion of the Middle Atlantic States surrounding the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Valley, including Washington, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.
Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins
Friday, September 24, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern
Research-Inspired Design: Moving from Anecdote to Evidence
The design of high performance learning environments suggests a significant linkage between design and educational outcomes, but often these connections are only anecdotal. To help close the gap, several years ago, Perkins Eastman began evaluating the performance of its major school design projects. That exploration has progressively grown into studies that now encompass dozens of buildings across districts and involve multi-disciplinary teams of architectural and academic researchers. These studies have begun to inform design decisions, challenge design guidelines, and bolster district school construction funding requests.
- Learn how design projects can integrate design research
- Learn how design research can challenge assumptions
- Learn how engaging other disciplines can enhance our research capabilities
- Learn how districts can support and leverage design research
Sean O’Donnell, FAIA LEED AP, Principal, Perkins Eastman & Co-Director, Consortium for Design and Education Outcomes
Karen Gioconda, Project Manager and Interior Designer, Perkins Eastman
Juan Guarin, Sustainability Specialist, Perkins Eastman
Members: Free | Non-members: $20