Radio: Designing the 21st Century School

On Monday October 21st, Dan Rodricks hosted a show on school design on his broadcast, Midday. Guests included Midday contributor Klaus Philipsen, co-chair of the Urban Design Committee of the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects, president of ArchPlan Inc., and co-founder of D center; Paul Bradshaw, senior associate at the Calverton-based design firm Grimm & Parker, which has completed more than 180 public K-12 facilities in the last 10 years; and Larry Flynn, head of Facility Design and Construction for Baltimore City Schools.

As Dan Rodricks describes,

The Maryland legislature approved $1.1 billion in funding for the revitalization of Baltimore city public schools, including the renovation or replacement of dozens of buildings. Construction on these projects is slated to begin in 2015. We look at best designs for the “21st century school,” and the creation of buildings that elevate learning while fostering a collaborative and technologically-driven environment. We’ll also look at the challenges to implementing these ideas in Baltimore.

To listen to the show, click here.  For more information on innovative school design, see our previous coverage on Conduit Street, MAEOE Welcomes 35 Schools to Maryland Green School Awards Program, Maryland Schools Go Green, MACo Features Innovations in Education at Winter Conference

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