2011 School Building Expo

School Building Expo, Now Co-Located with College Building Expo, Announces 2010 Keynote and Session Line-ups

Event Brings Leading Industry Minds Together to Discuss New Techniques and Trends in Educational Facility Design and Construction

School Building Expo 2010
TRUMBULL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Creating a unique new platform to explore the educational facility design arena, organizers for School Building Expo and College Building Expo have announced the co-location of the two events.

“We brought School Building Expo and College Building Expo together because while each addresses a very niche audience, these audiences also possess vital knowledge and best practices that should definitely be shared. We want our attendees to maximize their efforts and learn from different, yet equally relevant perspectives”

Taking place May 11-13, 2010, at the Navy Pier in Chicago, the joint event between School Building Expo and College Building Expo will include a series of combined and specialized sessions and feature an array of well-respected speakers designed to promote greater education and innovation for the rapidly evolving educational facility design and construction industry.

“We brought School Building Expo and College Building Expo together because while each addresses a very niche audience, these audiences also possess vital knowledge and best practices that should definitely be shared. We want our attendees to maximize their efforts and learn from different, yet equally relevant perspectives,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Event Director for the event.

Another way show organizers are helping attendees get the most from their experience is by partnering with well-respected organizations in the industry. Again in 2010, School Building Expo and College Building Expo are the official hosts of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) spring meeting, a gathering of the most active thought-leaders in educational facilities design. Additionally, the AIA CAE Awards Program will double as the overall event’s welcoming ceremony.
In addition to hosting an impressive Expo Hall showcasing more than 125 industry-elite exhibitors, School Building Expo and College Building Expo bring together a variety of sessions and keynotes targeting today’s trends and challenges. The first keynote of the conference will be presented by R. Thomas Hille of the American Institute of Architects, and Peter C. Lippman, Educational Resource Planner of JCJ Architecture, called “Designing Learning Environments for the Next Decade and Beyond.” Hille is a practicing architect, designer and writer based in Seattle, Washington. He has a special interest in the design of schools, and is currently writing a book on the subject, entitled MODERN SCHOOLS: A Century of Design for Education. He has designed a number of award-winning schools, including White River High School in Buckley, Washington, winner of CEFPI’s 2005 James D. McConnell Award for Architectural Excellence.

Lippman has extensive experience in empirical research and design that few architects have. He is a Recognized Educational Facility Professional (REFP) by the Council for Educational Facilities Planner International (CEFPI), and an acknowledged thought leader in the field of educational architecture who has written extensively, been cited in various books and journals, and presented his work nationally and internationally. Lippman is also completing a book titled, Evidence Based Design for Schools: A Responsive Design Approach.

The final keynote presentation will be made by Michael McMillan, Author of Paper Airplane: A Lesson for Flying Outside the Box. McMillan’s breadth of knowledge and experience, combined with his story-telling ability, connects with audiences of all ages, leaving them both motivated and committed to embrace a future of endless possibilities. He has a well-deserved reputation for creative thinking and delivering innovative results. McMillan’s award-winning work has been recognized by his peers and almost every major design organization, including AIGA, Communication Arts, Apex, Print magazine, HOW magazine and numerous international associations.

Drawing architects, designers, facility planners, construction directors and executives charged with overseeing construction, development and maintenance of educational facilities across the country, the conference allows attendees to explore green design and sustainability, the business of building educational facilities, design for education and technical issues in facility construction.

Offering the most resources for these audiences, both shows feature conference session tracks designed to provide attendees with the tools needed to succeed in the evolving industry, whether designing schools or higher education facilities. The School Building Expo track introduces various sessions including case studies of innovative thinking in school facility design, new standards of sustainability and new research connecting neuroscience and school design. The College Building Expo track explores how design leads to student success in community colleges, planning campus housing to bring a sense of community for commuter colleges, and furnishing a medical learning facility by integrating teach techniques, among a variety of other topics.

These and other premiere sessions will be presented by a high-caliber group of speakers from institutions and design firms across the country, including: St. John’s University, Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects, Green Building Services, Stonehill & Taylor Architects, Greensleeves, LLC, Eastern Illinois University, HKS, Inc., Newport Collaborative Architects, Princeton Charter School, New York City School Construction Authority, Jackson & Ryan Architects and the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.

First launched in 2005, School Building Expo / College Building Expo has quickly grown into the premier event serving the design, renovation and construction needs of all school buildings, including K-12, colleges and universities. It is attended by architects, designers, facility planners and managers to discuss and review school design trends, learning environments, building performance and all matters that pertain to creating first-class educational facilities.

For additional information on School Building Expo, visit http://www.schoolbuildingexpo.com/.
For additional information on College Building Expo, visit http://www.collegebuildingexpo.com/.

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Vollmer Public Relations
Rupa Patel, 972-488-4790
School Building Expo / College Building Expo
Joelle Coretti, 203-371-6322, ext. 209

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