EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Culturally Responsive Design Solutions

  • Description: As a team of educators and designers, how do we develop “Culturally Responsive Architectural Design Solutions” that reflect the community and the culture that our facilities serve? We have achieved this functionally and aesthetically by developing spaces that serve as “safe havens” for teaching, learning, and creating. Equally important is how a facility's color integration, architectural finish application, sculptural relief, and graphic integration provide its users with a sense of safety and pride. A sensitivity to the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is paramount in understanding how the built environment can make a true change in peoples’ lives.
  • Date:Thursday, November 3
  • Time:9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom B118
  • Track:Community Engagement/Equity
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Understand how equity plays a significant role in transforming the student and community experience.
  • Learning Objective 2:Learn strategies to implement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into the design of their current and future facilities.
  • Learning Objective 3:Discover how the effective use of color, sculptural relief, and graphics provide students with a sense of pride and ownership.
  • Learning Objective 4:Understand the long-term impact on communities by implementing DEI strategies in their facilities, using real case studies that span decades.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
Mark Graham
PBK Architects
Tabitha Thigpen
King/Drew Magnet High School