Join us in Portland for CEFPI’s Annual Conference and Expo, BLAZING TRAILS and a Journey of Learning. Together we will explore new ways to ensure that all students have healthy, safe, resilient, and sustainable 21st century learning environments, providing real-world learning experiences and opportunities for creativity, critical problem solving and collaboration. During our conference we will discuss unique kinds of spaces needed to develop these skills, where students are enabled, engaged, and empowered to succeed in today’s global economy, strengthening the communities they serve.
What is CEFPI?
CEFPI is where great schools begin…and it is you, our members, who will plan and design the 21st century learning environments for the next generation of learners! We look forward to seeing you in Portland to lend your voice in this Journey of Learning as together we blaze trails for a brilliant future!
Balancing School Safety with Other Requirements in Today’s School Designs
This session will explore trade-offs encountered when design professionals structurally harden schools to ensure student safety. This session will include a discussion lead by the research team as well as information gathering from design professionals about their experiences designing schools for safety.
- Learn how parents, community members, teachers, administrators, architects, engineers and others would benefit from research and design tools that illustrate and support modeling of healthy school environments.
- Gain an understanding of trade-offs between structural hardening, sustainability, and environmental quality.
- Understand how these tools are critical in times when decision makers are influenced by tragic events and lose perspective on ways in which reactive decisions might affect student and teacher performance.
- Learn how the focus on one factor of school design often leads to a trade-off without the awareness of the possible implications to other areas in school environments
Christina Joy Hoehn, Frankfurt+Short+Bruza Architects Engineers Planners – Education Design Studio
Dr. Lisa Holliday, PE, University of Oklahoma college of Architecture Construction Science Division
Professor Hans-Peter Wachter, University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture Division of Interior Design
Ryan Walter, LEED AP, Sustainability Resource Leader, Hollis + Miller Architects – Education Design Studio