p r e s e n t a t i o n s

Updated: July 2015

 

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BrainSpaces, Inc.

1100 N. California Avenue

Chicago, IL  60622

Ph:  773.531.3221

Fax:  773.342.3662

Email:  info@brainspaces.com

RECENT PRESENTATIONS:

“The Power of Down-Time for Student Learning”  Keynote Address, Annual Conference, Association of College Unions International, March, 2013

“’WOW Did You See That?’ Environments that Inspire Learning”  NSSEA Annual Conference, November, 2012

“Brave New Schools”  Keynote Address, Facilities Matter: 21st Century Schools Symposium, Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs, January, 2012

“Understanding Learning Styles and the Environments to Support Them”  NSSEA Annual Conference, 2011

the wonder of wonder”  TEDx Bloomington, IN; May 2011

“If we learn by doing, then what are we learning sitting in this classroom”    Pre-conference Work Session, CEFPI Midwest Great Lakes Region Annual Conference, Chicago, IL; May 2011

A Very Special School: Reaching Students with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges,”  Council of Educational Facility Planners International, Annual World Conference; San Jose, CA, 2010

“When There's No Money to Build: How to Enhance Utilization of Existing School Facilities,”  Council of Educational Facility Planners International, Annual World Conference; Washington DC, 2009

"How School Design Supports Children's Learning”, Opening Minds Conference, National Association for the Education of Young Children, presented by Peter Brown in collaboration with noted early childhood expert, Dr. Beth Hebert, 2009. 

“Learning Styles & the Spaces that Support Them”, All-day workshop presented with Susan Rundle, CEFPI AK Chapter Annual Conference, 2008

“Gearing Up for Change: Transforming a School District One Facility at a Time”, Half-day workshop presented with MCG Architects & George Copa, Council of Educational Facility Planners International, Annual World Conference, 2008

"The League of Extraordinary School Designers”, Panel Discussion, AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, 2008 Spring Conference  in conjunction with School Building Expo.

"Vision to Reality”, AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, 2008 Spring Conference  in conjunction with School Building Expo.

"How School Design Supports Children's Learning”, Opening Minds Conference, National Association for the Education of Young Children, presented by Peter Brown in collaboration with noted early childhood expert, Beth Hebert, January 2008. 

"The Best School Ever Made": How Good Design Supports Children's Learning”, National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2007 Annual Conference

“Calculating School Capacity:  Local, State & National Perspectives”, CEFPI 84th Annual International Conference, October 2007

“Stewardship:  Celebrating & Protecting the Legacy of Remarkable Schools”, Presented in collaboration with noted early childhood expert, Beth Hebert, CEFPI 84th Annual International Conference, October 2007

“Small School, Different Model: Linking Students with Learning Communities”, Coalition of Essential Schools, National Annual Conference, 2006 (with Craig Mason)

LAUSD, New South LA High School #3, Exhibits from the National School Design Institute, September 2006

“The Great Debate: Small Schools”, CEFPI Midwest/Great Lakes Regional Conference, May 2006 (with Bill DeJong)

“Trading Spaces: Transforming Existing Classrooms into Spectacular Learning Environments”, CEFPI 82nd Annual International Conference, 2005, also presented at the CEFPI Alaska Chapter Conference, 2005

“Educational Adequacy Assessments”, CEFPI 82nd Annual International Conference, October 2005

“Managing Design”, Workshop, 2005 AIA National Convention, Las Vegas, May 2005

“Mastering the Metrics that Matter” Conference Seminar/Panel Discussion, Desert Practice Conference, AIACC/PMKC Joint Conference, Indian Wells, CA, October 2004

“Defining Your Strategic Context” Conference Seminar, Desert Practice Conference, AIACC/PMKC Joint Conference, Indian Wells, CA, October 2004

 

Presented and/or Written by Amy Yurko while employed by DLR Group:

School Planning & Management, “Building Blueprints – The Art of Redesign”, feature column, by-line article: “Community Use Spaces in the K-12 Learning Environment”, August 2004

“To Renovate or Build New – Looking Beyond the Numbers” CEFPI Quarterly Review, January 2004

“Successful Learning Environments: Linking Facilities to Student Achievement”, Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, Annual Conference, Appleton, WI, November 20, 2003

“Are We Breaking Ranks? Notes on the Progress of High School Reform”, ASBO 89th Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, November 3, 2003

“Opportunities and Challenges in School Prototypes”, co-presenter, CEFPI Executive Director’s E-Conference Series, October 23, 2003      

“Planning & Designing Surge Space for the Expanding College Campus”, College Planning & Management, “Architecturally Speaking”, feature column, by-line article, 2003

“The Role of Aesthetics in Quality School Design CEFPI Alaska Chapter, 2002 Annual Conference, facilitation/discussion group: ”, 12/2002

“School Prototypes:  Myths, Pros & Cons” Seminar, CEFPI 79th Annual International Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2002

American School & University article “Top Ten Considerations for School Facilities”, Interviewed and Quoted, January 2002

“Technology for Science: Special Considerations”  Presentation, CEFPI Annual Technology Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, 2002

“School Facilities for Year-Round Education”, Presentation, National Association for Year-Round Education, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003   

“How to Plan a Learning Environment with Technology that is Curriculum-Based and Instructionally-Valid”, NSBA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 2001 (with John Burk & Tom Penney)

“Science Facilities for a new Generation of Learners” Presentation, CEFPI Midwest Regional Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2001

 

Presented and/or Written by Amy Yurko while employed by Perkins & Will:

“New Directions for Science Facilities” Presentation, CEFPI Technology Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2000

“Utilizing Cultural Context in Planning International Schools” Presentation, AAIE Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2000

“Designing Spaces for Hands-On Learning” Presentation, CEFPI Annual International Conference, Baltimore, MD, 1999

“Curriculum & Context in Designing International Schools” Presentation, CEFPI International Conference, Baltimore, MD, 1999

“Unique Solutions for Learning Environments” Presentation, CEFPI, Alaska, Anchorage, AK, 1999

Juror:  CEFPI Alaska Chapter, Annual School Design Awards, 1999

“Schools Around the World” Presentation, Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA, 1999

“K-12 Campus Planning; International Schools” Presentation, AAIE Annual Conf., Houston, TX, 1999 (with Ray Bordwell)

“Science Facilities, A New Direction” Presentation, CEFPI Technology Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 1999

“Beyond Technology:  Your School as a Textbook for Learning” Presentation, CEFPI 75th Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 1998

School Planning and Design Workshop, Saskatoon Public School Division, Saskatoon, Canada, 1998

“Schools for 2001” Continuing Education Course, University of California-Riverside, Riverside, CA, 1998 (with Gaylaird Christopher)

Chicago Women in Architecture, Projects Exhibited, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1998

“Public School Planning & Design”  Workshop Co-Leader, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Boston, MA, Summer1998 (with Bill DeJong & Ray Bordwell)

Planning & Designing Schools, by C.W. Brubaker, McGraw-Hill, 1998, Projects and Writings Included

The State of the School Market, 1998 (NSSEA annual supplement to Tidings), By-line article:  “School Construction,” 1998

“Innovative Ideas for Schools” EARCOS Quarterly Magazine, Spring, 1998

School Planning Workshop, “Planning Schools for the 21st Century” Singapore Ministry of Education, Singapore, 1997 (with Ray Bordwell)

“Innovation in School Design” East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools, Kuala Lumpur, 1997 (with Ray Bordwell)

 

Downloads

Downloads of some of our presentations & publications are included here (click individual links on the left). 

Feel free to download, copy, and/or distribute as you wish  -  we only ask that you reference and credit BrainSpaces as the source.  Thank you!

Trading Spaces: Transforming Classrooms into Spectacular Learning Environments

Presented at CEFPI International Conference

San Antonio, October, 2005 &

CEFPI Alaska Regional Conference

Anchorage, December 2005

 

Click image above to download (9.2 MB)

Educational Adequacy Assessments

Presented at CEFPI International Conference

San Antonio, October, 2005

 

Click image above to download (4.0 MB)

National School Design Institute, Great Schools by Design

Process Description & Graphic Solution for NSDI Charrette,  Washington DC, October, 2006

 

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Calculating School Capacity:  Local, State & National Perspectives

Presented at CEFPI’s 84th International Conference,  Toronto, October, 2007

 

Click image above to download (3.7 MB)

 

How School Design Supports Children’s Learning

Presented at the “Opening Minds” Conference, Chicago, 2008

 

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Understanding Learning Styles & the Environments to Support  Them

Presented at the NSSEA Annual Conference 2011

 

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Gearing Up for Change: Transforming a School District One Facility at a Time

Presented at the CEFPI Annual Conference 2008

 

Click image above to download (7 MB)

 

Brave New Schools

Presented at “Facilities Matter” a 21st Century Schools Symposium

 

Click image above to download (8 MB)