EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Building a Sense of Pride and Ownership through Inclusive Design Processes

  • Description: How can we design K-12 spaces that authentically represent their communities, particularly in socio-economically challenged areas? A4E Partner and Design Principal Olivia Graf Doyle, and A4E Associate Principal Brian Minnich, will present K-12 case studies from the firm’s portfolio to highlight how an in-depth story-driven design process can channel history, geography, and culture to create spaces that actively engage students and the local community it reflects. This process emphasizes how design can strengthen and mirror pedagogical goals of equity and wellness, which are made more potent when shaped by an inclusive approach that produces environments users can strongly and proudly relate to.
  • Date:Thursday, November 3
  • Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:AIA CAE Classroom, Booth 754
  • Track:Community Engagement/Equity
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Explore planning methods that center on the end user and examine the broader socio-cultural context to inform design direction.
  • Learning Objective 2:Learn about dynamic story-driven strategies to better engage end users and community members in the educational planning process.
  • Learning Objective 3:Discover unique design solutions that position space as pedagogical and learning tools as well as meaningful symbols of identity.
  • Learning Objective 4:Evaluate qualitative outcomes and impacts of the planning process via stakeholder testimonials.
Olivia Graf Doyle
Brian Minnich
Architecture for Education