EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Using Design to Create Equitable Learning Spaces Through Business and Community Partnerships

  • Description: Heart of America transforms learning spaces, bridges the resource gap, and strengthens communities to give all students room to dream, discover, and thrive. We support educational equity by collaborating with schools, nonprofits, corporate, and government sponsors to create vibrant spaces, and provide critical resources, that reflect the communities we serve. By leveraging our in-house design expertise, vendor networks, local contractors, and corporate volunteers, we are able to maximize our funders’ investment and force multiply the project’s impact. In this session, participants will learn about our unique approach to transforming learning spaces in schools and community organizations across the country.
  • Date:Wednesday, November 2
  • Time:8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom B118
  • Track:Community Engagement/Equity
  • Audience:Architects & Designers
  • Learning Objective 1:Learn how federal and state school infrastructure funding deficits create inequitable learning opportunities for students.
  • Learning Objective 2:Explore examples of how HOA addresses educational equity by transforming learning spaces and bridging resource gaps through collaboration.
  • Learning Objective 3:Discuss how HOA facilitates the unique roles of designers, contractors, vendors and others to transform spaces on limited budgets.
  • Learning Objective 4:Identify opportunities to get involved with HOA to force multiply our impact particularly in low-income, under-resourced, and historically-marginalized communities.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
Shalini Bhattacharya
Heart of America