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The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is a large and active group of architects and allied professionals concerned with the quality and design of all types of educational, cultural, and recreational facilities.

Breaking Down the Silos virtual conversations series

  • 1.  Breaking Down the Silos virtual conversations series

    Posted 07-13-2020 01:02 PM
    Over the past month the CAE Research ThinkTank has been hosting a series of calls under the banner of "Breaking Down the Silos". This series has brought together multiple voices and areas of expertise in conversations from topic as varied as student engagement in the time of COVID-19, technology integration and virtual learning, classroom design for physical distancing and the importance of dismantling biases and embracing plurality. Below is a list of the discussions that have already been posted to KnowledgeNet, please take a look.

    1. A Deep Dive on the Future of Design and Learning featuring
      • Kathy Hoffman, State Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of Arizona,
      • Dr. RJ Webb, Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Novi Community School District,
      • Aaron Jetzer, Principal of Eastwood Elementary School in Irvine California
    2. John Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools featuring
      • Annette C. Anderson, PhD Assistant Professor & Deputy Director, JHU Center for Safe & Healthy Schools
      • Megan E. Collins, M.D. M.P.H. John Hopkins Consortium for School-based Health Solutions
      • Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S. Director of the Tobacco Treatment Clinic, Ass’t Professor of Medicine; Co-Director, Medicine for the Greater Good, John Hopkins Medicine
    3. Technology and Learning in the Time of COVID and beyond featuring
      • Anand Padmanabhan, Global Chief Information & Technology Officer, Global Executive Team, Whittle Schools & Studios
      • Vriti Saraf, Director Professional Learning, Whittle Schools & Studios
      • Peter Brown, FAIA of Peter Brown Architects 
    4. Changing the Conversation in Design: Race, Equity, Bias featuring
      • Lesley-Ann Noel, PhD, Professor of Practice in Design Thinking and Associate Director, Design Thinking for Social Impact at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University
      • George Aye, Co-founder of Greater Good Studio
      • This post also lists multiple links to further readings and resources 
    Please join us on Thursday July 16th from 1-2pm EDT for the 5th conversation: Re-Imagining School with Student Experts. Webinar registration:

    Melanie De Cola
    Manager, Architectural Research
    The American Institute of Architects
    committee on architecture for education event design for energy oct. 21  2-3 pm ET 1 LU free