Virginia Educational Facility Planners
2015 Conference Seminars

Keynote Presentations

High Performing Learning Places
Keynote: Frank Locker

In this presentation Dr. Locker will outline the shift in educational goals and values that characterize innovative 21st Century learning, and will share examples of school organizational concepts, daily practices, and furniture and facilities that support them. He will challenge the audience with several questions related to how these apply to teaching, learning, and facilities design, and facilitate small group reflection and sharing at breaks in the presentation.

Disruption by Design: Liberating the Genius of 21st Century Learners
Keynote: Angela Maiers

The primary two questions that should be considered when planning a new learning facility are:

  • Who will use this facility?
  • What will they be doing there?
This talk will focus on how learning and learners have changed in the 21st Century, and the dramatic transformation that lies ahead, to prepare today's students for success in the world and workforce.

Start With Building
Keynote: Alex Gilliam

Great things happen in learning and school when we tap into those most elemental of human traits, the joy of discovering the world through ‘building’ and play, and the desire to positively impact the world around us. Alex will share his inspiring work putting youth at the forefront of redesigning and rebuilding public spaces, playgrounds, maker spaces and schools in communities across the United States and the rich implications these projects have on how we design for learning in the 21st Century.

Breakout Session 1

A. A Holistic Approach to Energy Efficiency Retrofits, Health & Safety: The Energy Savings Plus Health Guide
Presenters: Michele Curreri, Environmental Protection Agency
Kudret Utebay, The Cadmus Group

B. Planning for the Whole Mind: Creating Environments to Support Collaborative Learning
Presenters: Brian Donnelly, Perkins Eastman
Andrea Shaw, Perkins Eastman

C. 2015 Student Design Competition Winners – Project Presentations
Presenters: Architecture Students from Virginia Tech. and Hampton University
Stephen Halsey, Moseley Architects

Breakout Session 2

A. Classrooms… To Be or Not To Be?... That is the Question in School Design for Now and the Future
Presenters: Elaine Fogliani, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates
Hal Hart, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates
Dennis Cross, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates

B. Not Your Daddy’s Shop Class: CTE 2.0
Presenters: Shirley Bazdar, Loudoun County Public Schools
Derk Jeffrey, Stantec Architecture

C. Stormwater Management: New Regulations
Presenters: Steve Hostetler, Timmons Group
Kevin Pennock, Timmons Group

Breakout Session 3

A. 2015 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Update: What’s New, What’s Next, and What You Can Do To Impact Policy
Presenter: Patrick Finneran, Newport News Public Schools

B. Designing a Multi-Use Facility that Promotes Real-World Experiences for CTE Students
Presenters: Donna Dalton, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Anca Lipan, BCWH

View presentation PDF 62.6 MB

C. 2014 CEFPI VA Architectural Award Winners – Project Presentations

Breakout Session 4

A. Leveraging the Total Cost of Ownership, Critical Decisions Designing the Next Generation of Educational Facilities
Presenter: David Stubbs II, Cultural-Shift

View presentation PDF 7.9 MB

B. From Cubicles to Classrooms: The Transformation of Office Buildings to Schools
Presenters: Lauren Perry Ford, Cooper Carry
Clay Jackson, Cooper Carry

View presentation PDF 31.3 MB

C. NIMBY’S, BANANA’S and CAVE’S – Successfully Managing Community Engagement in School Construction Projects
Presenters: Scott Prisco, Arlington Public Schools
Peter Winebrenner, Hord Coplan Macht



Previous Year Conference Presentations

Click here to see 2014 Conference Presentations.