Transformation of a Learning Community

Description: District demographics and enrollment have changed significantly since the inception of the Brown Deer School District. The District and Plunkett Raysich Architects (PRA) have partnered for more than a decade to develop a response that recognizes the needs of grade levels, expanded curricular offerings, and provides facilities that support the individual and diverse needs of learners. Today, two transformed school buildings on one vibrant learning campus have helped to reinvigorate the entire community. This presentation will identify the issues, how community engagement impacted planning, and review the physical response to the needs of today’s learners.
  • Date:Thursday, November 12
  • Time:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
  • Session Code:ES20THA2
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
  • Credit:AIA LU
  • Learning Objective 1:Learn how changing demographics bring different student needs within a school community.
  • Learning Objective 2:Discover how community engagement built support for a multi-phase transformation of the learning environments.
  • Learning Objective 3:Find out how creating spaces that show students respect can impact the culture of a school community.
  • Learning Objective 4:Learn how transforming a District may take many years and multiple phases to complete.
Nicholas Kent
Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP
Deborah Kerr
Lead Greatly, LLC