EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Student Engagement and the Creation of Student-Centered Space

  • Description: How do we make school more engaging for students? How can we create environments where students want to be? We believe the answer lies in active listening and engaging students in the design process in meaningful ways.

    Members of the Oregon City School District design team will share how they approached student engagement in the design of two recent middle school projects to create student-centered environments. They will discuss the strategies they used to sustain student engagement throughout the design process, how they positioned students to contribute in significant ways, and how they leveraged student insight in the completed schools.
  • Date:Wednesday, November 2
  • Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom C124
  • Track:Design/Project Management
  • Audience:Architects & Designers
  • Learning Objective 1:Describe strategies to successfully engage students in the design of educational facilities
  • Learning Objective 2:Identify examples of architectural solutions that resulted directly from student engagement and input
  • Learning Objective 3:Evaluate engagement strategies and resulting outcomes versus stated goals
  • Learning Objective 4:Identify lessons learned and opportunities for meaningful engagement moving forward
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
David Johnson
BRIC Architecture
Wes Rogers
Oregon City School District
Michael Sweeten
Oregon City School District