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Does It Work? A Post-Occupancy Evaluation Focused on How Facility Design Promotes Project Based Learning

How can building design support and foster a successful project based learning curriculum? This presentation, shared by D/P/S principals Benjamin Gardner and Sanjay Kadu at the 2016 A4LE LearningSCAPES Conference, considers the research behind the design of Albuquerque Public Schools' nex+Gen Academy and how the program has evolved after 5 years in the facility, which was specifically designed around a project based learning curriculum. The presentation includes findings from a post-occupancy evaluation of the 400-student, LEED Silver school and includes interviews with the principal, faculty, and students.

Co-presented by:

Benjamin Gardner, AIA, LEED AP
Sanjay Kadu, AI


Article published in Educational Facility Planner.

Does It Work? A Post-occupancy Evaluation Focused on How Facility Design Promotes Project-Based Learning