EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Healthy Schools by Design

  • Description: Studies confirm healthy, high-performance environments can improve learning outcomes and student success. This session will explore existing research and focus on targeted design solutions that create real value, learning opportunities, and healthy, energy-efficient learning environments. More than four decades of research confirms that school buildings are foundational to students’ success, affecting their health, thinking and performance. Providing a healthy environment for students may be as important as curating the appropriate teaching curriculum. Research overwhelmingly supports the conclusion that a well-designed and well-maintained building supports students’ ability to learn as well as their ability to thrive.
  • Date:Wednesday, November 2
  • Time:8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom C124
  • Track:Environment/Health/Sustainability
  • Audience:Architects & Designers
  • Learning Objective 1:Operationally define health, wellness, and what makes a healthy or health-promoting school.
  • Learning Objective 2:Illustrate the impact of learning environment design on health and other student outcomes.
  • Learning Objective 3:Understand the essential role of multi-disciplinary planning and design to ensure health and wellness goals are considered early for projects.
  • Learning Objective 4:Highlight specific actionable strategies to minimize disease transmission and promote health and well-being in all school environments by design.
Andrea Pippin
LPA Design Studios
Kimari Phillips
LPA Design Studios
Mariana Lavezzo
LPA Design Studios