Virginia Educational Facility Planners
Why Space Matters for Learning

Please join your colleagues from school districts, universities, design and construction related firms from across the mid-Atlantic for this stellar statewide event.

April 16-17, 2018
Historic Williamsburg

Williamsburg Lodge
310 South England Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

Conference Program

Download the 2018 AIA/CES Conference Session Participation Form

Monday, April 16, 2018
7:30 am Registration Open
7:30 am Breakfast
8:45 am Welcome and Introductions
9:00 am Keynote: George Couros
What to Look for in Today's Classroom
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Breakout Session 1 (Select One)
A. School Safety Panel
Vijay Ramnarain, VDoE
Dr. Al Orndorff, Frederick County Public Schools
Piedmont Room A
B. When Great Instruction Is Allowed to Inform Our Learning Space
Rob Berz, RRMM Architects
Virginia Room A
C. The Power of Learning Labs on the Next Generation Learners
George Nash, Branch & Associates
Virginia Room B
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Keynote: Wade Whitehead, Roanoke City Schools
Changing School
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Breakout Session 2 (Select One)
A. Using Multiple Intelligences for Learner Personalization and the Implications for Design of Learning Spaces
Elaine Fogliani, Crabtree Rohrbaugh Architects
Piedmont Room A
B. Early Childhood Education: Lessons from the Past and Possibilities for the Future
Rob Winstead, VMDO Architects
Piedmont Room B
C. You Can Have It Too! Case Studies in STEM Upgrades to Existing Schools
Vern McKissick, McKissick Associates
Virginia Room A
D. Using Classroom Design to Support Learning in High School Math
Clark Laster, Middlesex County Public Schools
Virginia Room B
4:00 pm Time on Your Own
5:30 pm VA4LE Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Banquet / Planner and Student Awards
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7:30 am Registration Open
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Keynote: Trevor Muir
The Epic Classroom
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Breakout Session 3 (Select One)
A. 21st Century Site Performance Case Studies
Scott Wiley, Timmons Group
Piedmont Room A
B. 2018 College Student Design Competition Winners Project Presentations
Architecture Students from Hampton University and Virginia Tech
Jeff Harris, RRMM Architects
Piedmont Room B
C. Is the Future of the Classroom No Classroom at All?
Erin Richardson, BCWH Architects
Virginia Room A
D. Student Engagement: Why It Matters and How To Do It Effectively
Dr. Bill Bradley, Stantec
Virginia Room B
11:15 am Break Virginia Room Foyer
11:30 am Breakout Session 4 (Select One)
A. Engaging Students during Design and Construction
Robyn Niss, Kimley Horn
Piedmont Room A
B. Classroom Design to Support Deeper Learning
Dr. Peter Gretz, Middlesex County Public Schools
Piedmont Room B
C. Designing Educational Spaces to Inspire Divergent Thinking
Lauren Perry Ford, Cooper Carry Architects
Virginia Room A
D. SchoolsNext Virginia Room B
12:30 pm Architectural Awards / Business Membership Luncheon

Subject to change