Calendar of Events
Outside the Classroom: Design for Experiential LearningAIA CES: 1.5 LUs/HSW
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Where: At The Center
For the 21st century student, an emphasis on learning by experience has pushed the curriculum beyond the walls of the classroom. Outside of the school building, the “whole child” needs independence and ownership of place, as part of the development of his or her sense of identity and notion of well-being. How can one design spaces that encourage exploration and hands-on learning? How can the city itself serve as a site for research and real-world problem solving? Join us for a panel discussion about the role of design in education outside the traditional school setting.
Hettie Jordan Vilanova, Educator, formerly at Ethical Culture Fieldston School
School as Learning Village
R. Anthony Fieldman, AIA, LEED AP, President, RAFT Architects
Museum as Learning Environment
Marcos Stafne, Director of Education, Brooklyn Children’s Museum
City as Laboratory
Catherine Teegarden, Director of Education, Center for Architecture Foundation
Eli Smith, Exploration Coordinator, MS447 Explorations School
Cost: free for AIA members and students with a valid student ID; $10 non-members
A program of the exhibition The Edgeless School: Design for Learning, on view at the Center for Architecture October 1, 2012 to January 19, 2013.
The exhibition and related programs are organized by the AIA New York Chapter in collaboration with the Center for Architecture Foundation.
Special thanks to the sponsors of The Edgeless School:
F.J. Sciame Construction
Levien & Company
Turner Construction Company
List as of September 10, 2012
The Edgeless School is made possible in part through the generous support of Joseph J. Aliotta's 2012 AIANY Chapter Inaugural Fund:
Beyer Blinder Belle
Forest City Ratner Companies
New York City School Construction Authority
STV Group, Inc.
DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects
E-J Electric Installation Co.
F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.
FXFOWLE Architects, LLP
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti
Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc.
JLS Industries Inc.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, PC
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, PC
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
Vanguard Construction & Development Co.
Viridian Energy & Environmental / Israel Berger and Associates LLC
World Trade Center Properties
List as of September 10, 2012
Monday, October 1st, 2012, 6-8pm
Also opening, The Best School in the World: Seven Finnish Examples from the 21st Century. The Best School in the World exhibition is produced and organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The New York presentation and related events are part of the New Finnish Design CITY campaign, produced by the Consulate General of Finland and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.
Guided Exhibition Tours@theCenter
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6-7:30pm: The Edgeless School & The Best School
Friday, November 16, 2012, 12-1pm: The Edgeless School & Building Connections
Monday, January 7, 2013, 6-7:30pm: The Edgeless School & Building Connections
Building Great Schools: Finland to New York
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6-8pm
Spaces for Learning
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6pm
Steelcase, 4 Columbus Circle
Nurturing Minds: Educational Design Policies, Finland/New York
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6-8pm
CAt: A Japanese Lesson for Progressive School Design
Monday, October 29, 2012, 6-8pm
Organized by the AIANY Architecture for Education Committee. With support from Okomura Corporation, Japan; TOTO USA; The Japan Foundation Center For Global Partnership.
Making a School: Principals and Architects in Conversation
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6-8pm
With support from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
FamilyDay@theCenter: Design a School of the Future
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11am-1pm or 2-4pm
Outside the Classroom: Design for Experiential Learning
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6-8pm
Guided exhibition tour
Friday, November 16, 2012, 12-1pm
The School Building as Community Center: Policies, Paradigms, and Challenges
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 6-8pm
Learning Environments for Special Needs: Places that Comfort and Challenge
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 6-8pm
Adapting Historic Schools for 21st Century Learning
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6-8pm
The Edgeless School: Designing for Learning in the Digital Age Symposium
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 11am-5pm
StudentDay@theCenter: Exhibition School Programs
1-Hour Guided Tour or 2-Hour Tour & Workshop for School Groups (Grades 3-12)
Available for booking through January 19