Educators, Architects Will Consider Schools' Design
29, 1999 -- Participants in a "Designing the Next
Generation of America's Schools" conference July
8-9 at the University of Virginia will learn creative solutions
to such challenges as making schools safe, renovating aging facilities
and using technology to create smart buildings.
130 mayors, principals, superintendents and architects will attend
the conference sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Center for Education
Design at U.Va. Sessions will be held at the Boar's Head Inn.
July 8, at 1:30 p.m., Eleanor Smalley, superintendent of Clarke
County (VA) schools, will offer solutions to a common problem: renovating
aging facilities while simultaneously facing rapid growth.
July 9, at 8:30 a.m., Alan November, senior partner, Educational
Renaissance Planners, will speak on "From Smart Toilets to Smart
Schools." The talk will describe the many ways technology can transform
Jilk, an architect with the Cunningham Group, will describe what
design lessons can be learned from other countries. His talk begins
at 2:25 p.m. on July 9.
Notice: Although the conference is not open to the public, reporters
are welcome to attend sessions.
more information on the conference, contact Daniel Duke, director,
Thomas Jefferson Center for Education Design, at (804) 924-3979,
office, or (804) 971-1745, home.
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857.