EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Design for Equity: What Does It Look Like?

  • Description: As the school planning community strives to improve educational equity, coming through the pandemic has enhanced our awareness of the broad range of students’ unique needs and brought the notion of spatial inclusivity to the forefront. This presentation will explore ways to address the spatial aspects of designing for equity from the perspective of all students’ potential challenges or needs, asking broader questions about the architectural and educational implications. Presenters will cross-analyze educators’ and architects’ perspectives towards a paradigm where the close relationship between social/emotional learning and academic achievement permeates the curriculum and influences spatial design.
  • Date:Thursday, November 3
  • Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom E142
  • Track:Community Engagement/Equity
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Participants will expand their thinking about designing for spatial inclusivity, addressing a broad view of neurodiversity needs.
  • Learning Objective 2:Participants will learn how addressing social learning needs through progressive pedagogies and spatial response can help to engage students equitably.
  • Learning Objective 3:Participants will learn how student wellness can be addressed in designing schools with specific challenges, including housing insecurity.
  • Learning Objective 4:Attendees will learn how biophilic design can help students’ unique health and well-being needs at every level.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
Boris Srdar
NAC Architecture
Page Dettmann
Meteor Education