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Landscapes of Learning: A Panel Discussion about The Heights Building
March 5

Join the AIA Northern Virginia Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) and AIA Virginia for a virtual tour and panel discussion about the new Heights Building, an Arlington Public School (APS) facility in Northern Virginia.

The structural masterpiece is inspired by the values and educational mission of APS and serves as a model example for innovative solutions to school design. Green terraces at each floor become an extension of the classrooms, creating an indoor-outdoor learning landscape for both students and teachers – an educational oasis rather than a traditional school setting, addressing the academic needs of the school’s program while forming a vertical community within its dense urban context.

The panel discussion features speakers from Bjarke Ingels Group, Leo A Daly, Arlington Public Schools, Silman, and Gilbane.

About the Panel:
   Tony-Saba Shiber, AIA | Senior Architect, Designer at Bjarke Ingels Group
   Daniel Sundlin | Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group
   Tim Duffy, AIA, LEED AP, CSI | Vice President, Leo A Daly
   Andrew Graham, AIA | Associate, Leo A Daly
   Dr. Casey Robinson | Principal, Arlington Public Schools
   Jason Myers, PE, SE, LEED AP BD+C | Associate, Silman
   Tyler Swartzwelder, DBIA, LEED AP | Senior Project Executive, Gilbane
   Jenine Kotob, AIA | Chair, AIA Northern Virginia CAE

Explore the AIA Northern Virginia Virtual Tour site.

Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW. This event is free.

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Learning Objectives:
• Discern the programmatic and spatial challenges associated with designing a large secondary school for a tight, urban site.
• Illustrate innovative structural solutions to design a complex, yet, sophisticated building that requires close collaboration between engineers and architects.
• Apply concepts of resiliency and sustainability to support healthy schools, especially in an urban context.
• Recall protocols and procedures to curate robust community engagement in the design process for localized and appropriate solutions.