To begin 2018, I have a simple message, actually a suggestion: get involved. Not just giving back to your profession, there are many great reasons to participate in the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education:
- Learn about learning.
- Visit inspiring places.
- Consider the links between pedagogy and architecture.
- Network with your diverse peers.
- Have fun.
Every year the CAE puts on two conferences and we would love you to attend. First up, we have collaborated with A4LE Northeast Region to deliver Building Community Through Education, April 11-14, in Baltimore, MD. In the fall, we continue our partnership with EdSpaces for The Future of Educational Facilities, November 7-9, in Tampa, FL.
There are five active subcommittees, Early Childhood, K-12, Informal Learning Environments, Higher Education, and Research. Subcommittee activities include monthly conference calls, knowledge content development, research, presentations at conferences, tour arrangements, interface with allied organizations, and other activities that advance and share knowledge.
You don't need to specialize in education architecture – I don't. Your commitment can be long-term, or as little as attending a conference or participating in a subcommittee conference call.
I encourage you to contact me directly to chat or to complete the volunteer request. I am always willing to share some thoughts about the CAE, one of the most active Knowledge Communities in the AIA!
Stuart Pettitt, FAIA, LEED AP, Straub Pettitt Yaste Architects
(248) 658 7777