Adapting Historic Schools for 21st Century Learning

Monday 14 January, 2013
6 - 8pm, $10

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place

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In the age of smartboards, personal computers in the classroom, and learning through group collaboration, how do historic buildings remain relevant to the learning needs and teaching modes required of the digital native? Whereas 20th century schools reflected educational principles of the time, what has changed in new construction to reflect teaching principles of today? How can adaptive re-use be harnessed to service new educational goals?

Scholar Jean Arrington will present a short history of the prolific architect Charles B. J. Snyder, Superintendent of Buildings for the New York City Board of Education between 1891 and 1922. Architects of Snyder school and other historic school building restorations will illustrate the challenges and benefits of adapting historic schools for modern day use.

Jean Arrington, English Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, and scholar of architect Charles B. J. Snyder
Bruce Nelligan, AIA, Principal, Nelligan White Architects
James Greenberg, AIA, Principal & Board Director, Perkins Eastman
Lazar Kesic, AIA, Associate, OMNI Architects, P.C.

Andrew S. Dolkart, Director of the Historic Preservation Program and the James Marston Fitch Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
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