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Skapaskolan, Sweden. Photo by: Street Monkey Architects
Skapaskolan, Sweden. Photo: Street Monkey Architects.
Wednesday, 4/10, 6pm - 8pm
Location
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU

Join us for a presentation and panel discussion that examines the planning and design of learning environments in Sweden.

Swedish architect Åsa R. Machado will present several large-scale educational projects that she has led, both within existing structures and new schools.

Peter Lippman, founder of Places Created for Learning, will present a case study on Skapaskolan, a school project he planned and designed with Street Monkey Architects and interior designer Wolfgang in Huddinge, Sweden. Grounded in the literature on spatial design, contemporary learning theory, and academic research projects, Skapaskolan can meaningfully be described as an evidence-based design project. 

Speakers:
Åsa Rodenkirchen Machado, Architect MSA, Sweco Architects AB
Peter Lippman, Assoc. AIA, Educational Facility & Resource Planner; Founder, Places Created for Learning (PCL)

Moderator:
Andrew Bartle AIA, LEED AP, Principal ABA Studio

About the Speakers
Swedish architect Åsa R. Machado, MSA, has continually focused and refined her skills in designing learning environments ever since her apprenticeship at the Swedish design studio A-Tre Arkitekter AB in the late 80’s. The Principal architects responsible for A-Tre were also the founders of The School House Group, a professional association where Åsa 20 years later became a board member, as well as being an active member of the Forum Bygga Skola-network. In parallel, Åsa is involved with projects for SWECO Architects, part of the SWECO group that is Europe’s largest architectural & engineering consultant. As a national spokesperson for SWECO’s learning environments specialist design studio, Åsa is now exclusively working with developing progressive learning environments. She has led several large-scale educational building projects, both within existing structures and new schools. The focus is always toward raising the bar in relation to how the design supports pedagogical progress and accommodating the needs of individual students within the spectrum of modern teaching methods. Her most well-known project, Glömstaskolan, Stockholm, is widely recognized both in Sweden and internationally for a new typology of well-connected and varied spaces that have led to an change in the way learning spaces are conceived.

For the last 25 years, Peter C. Lippman, M. Phil., Assoc. AIA, has been researching, writing about, and designing activity-based learning environments for the future. By providing insight that reaches beyond the current normative mindsets about learning environments, Peter is able to fashion dynamic places for learning. He has been invited to work around the world where he guides municipalities, school districts, schools, and design professionals in creating places for learning. He is an acknowledged thought leader in the field of educational architecture and has conducted presentations internationally. Peter is the author of Evidence-Based Design for Primary and Secondary Schools: A Responsive Approach to Creating Learning Environments (2010), and the founder of Places Created for Learning.

Andrew Bartle AIA, LEED AP, Principal ABA Studio is a lifelong resident of New York City. Born in 1953, he graduated from the Dalton School in 1971 and Bennington College in 1976 with a BA. He received a Masters of Architecture from Princeton University in 1980 completing his thesis with Michael Graves. He began his professional career working for Peter Waldman, and continued his apprenticeship with William McDonough, architect and author of Cradle to Cradle. Andrew began an independent career practicing architecture, teaching, and writing in 1983. He formed Architrope, a partnership with Jonathan Kirschenfeld in 1987 and they successfully completed a number of public projects working together until 1999, when he established Andrew Bartle Architects, now known as ABA Studio. He has taught at Rice University, Pratt University and NJIT. The educational work of ABA Studio has been recognized in national and international journals and won design awards. Bartle is professionally licensed in Several States and is also a LEED Accredited Professional. He is active in the AIA as a member of the Committee for Education, along with several architecture advocacy organizations.

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Organized by
AIANY Architecture for Education Committee
Skapaskolan, Sweden. Photo by: Street Monkey Architects
Skapaskolan, Sweden. Photo: Street Monkey Architects.
Wednesday, 4/10, 6pm - 8pm
Location
Center for Architecture
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