Virginia Educational Facility Planners
2017 Mid-Year Conference 

Frederick County Middle School is organized as a trio of learning-houses, separated by outdoor learning courts, connected by a Learning Commons and a public wing housing several programs including administration, music, athletics, CTE, performance, and dining. The learning houses are made up of nine “learning communities” designed to promote a sense of identity while supporting interdisciplinary, collaborative, one-to-one, and self-guided learning. Recognizing the pull of high energy, see-and-be-seen venues for middle schoolers, transparency into these spaces puts learning on display, sparking curiosity and enticing students to explore their passions. A robust environmental graphics package promotes wayfinding and provides valuable information that supports the curriculum and leverages the building as a teaching tool.

WHY SPACE MATTERS FOR LEARNING

VEFP Mid-Year Conference
Date:  

Friday, October 20, 2017

Time:   9:30 am – 2:45 pm
Location:   Frederick County Middle School
4661 N. Frederick Pike
Winchester, VA 22603






CONFERENCE & SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION

Click here to register for the conference and / or a sponsorship opportunity.

Member FREE
Non-member FREE
Lunch will be included
Platinum Sponsorship $1,500
Gold Sponsorship $1,000
Silver Sponsorship $500

AIA CEUs available


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SPONSORS

Our mid-year conference could not be held without the support of our sponsors. Thank you to each of the firms who are generously supporting this year's conference.

A big thank you to our mid-year conference sponsors!

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Branch Associates
DES

GOLD SPONSORS

DES
DES

SILVER SPONSORS

HBA Architecture
RRMM


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

9:30 – 9:35 am Greetings
Ms. Cathy Underwood
Vice President, Branch & Associates
President, VA A4LE
9:35 – 9:45 am Greetings
Dr. Al Orndorff
Assistant Superintendent of Administration, Frederick County Public Schools
Board Member, VA A4LE
9:45 – 10:45 am Session 1
Why Design Matters: Points of View from Various Stakeholders
Dr. Dave Sovine
Superintendent of Schools, Frederick County Public Schools

Dr. Karen Duffy
Professional Learning and Instructional Design Lead, Stafford County Public Schools

Ms. Brittney Butler
Creative Director, Iconograph

Ms. Raechel French
Fulbright Scholar, University of Melbourne, Australia

Mr. Steve Edwards
Coordinator of Policy and Communications, Frederick County Public Schools

10:45 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 – 12:00 pm Session 2A
A Glimpse into the Future of School Libraries: What’s Changing, What’s Not
Ms. Jennifer Ralls
Librarian, Frederick County Middle School

Dr. Karen Duffy
Professional Learning and Instructional Design Lead, Stafford County Public Schools

Session 2B
Approaching Net Zero Building Systems
Mr. Tim Crisman
Director of Facilities Services, Frederick County Public Schools

Mr. Bob Crowell, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President, 2rw Consultants

Mr. Peter Mackey, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Lead Mechanical Engineer, 2rw Consultants

12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 pm Building Tours
Led by: Dr. Dave Sovine, Ms. Sue Brinkmeier, Mr. Wayne Lee, Mr. John Lee, Mr. Steve Edwards, Mr. Rob Yost, Mr. Tim Crisman, and Dr. Al Orndorff

Tours to include teachers and students.

1:45 – 2:45 pm Session 3
How We Got Here from There: A Frank Conversation About Changing Directions, Minds, and the Future
Dr. Dave Sovine
Superintendent of Schools, Frederick County Public Schools

Dr. Bill Bradley
Senior Associate, Stantec
Board Member, A4LE International

2:45 – 3:00 pm Concluding Remarks
Ms. Cathy Underwood
Vice President, Branch & Associates
President, VA A4LE

Dr. Al Orndorff
Assistant Superintendent of Administration, Frederick County Public Schools
Board Member, VA A4LE

Mr. Al Ciarochi
Assistant Superintendent for Operations, Henrico County Public Schools
Vice President, SE A4LE

Dr. Bill Bradley
Senior Associate, Stantec
Board Member, A4LE International

Mr. Stephen Halsey
Vice President, Moseley Architects
President Elect, VA A4LE

Subject to change


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