LearningSCAPES 2022
LearningSCAPES 2022
Shaw Contract


Thursday, October 6, 2022

9:00 am
Facility Tours
Tour A: Northside ISD Construction Career Academy / Sonia Sotomayor HS
Tour B: Will Smith Zoo School / Central Catholic Athletics / Witte Museum
Tour C: Science & Engineering Building / Northside ISD Sports Gym / Madison Agriculture
Tour D: Peiper High School / Institute for Cybersecurity & Innovation / Sunshine Cottage
Tour E: SWISD Natatorium / SWISD Legacy HS/Reznik MS / Classroom Hall
Tour F: WALKING TOUR Hemisphere Park / Yanaguana Gardens / GW Breckenridge HS / La Villita/King William
Tour G: Anne Frank Inspire Academy / Alamo Heights

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Sessions (choice of 4)
Using Learning Activities to Identify and Achieve Innovation in Teaching and Learning: Building an education story using research based methodologies

JEDI in Design Workshop

Winning the Long Game with Radical Incrementalism | Growing flexible and equitable learning environments that empower students

What Are Designers Getting Right and Wrong? A research-driven analysis of how architects talk about design and its impacts across two continents

10:45 am – 11:45 am
Sessions (choice of 5)
Pre- & Post-Occupancy Evaluations: Learning Comes Full Circle

On the Edge: How sustainable and community-centered design creates place

Mobilize the Future of School: How pioneers inform education systems amidst disruption

V/S Session: The Dynamics of Gathering

A Culture of Health: Awareness and Action

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sessions (choice of 5)
Artcobell Session: Learning Spaces Say More About Your Culture Than Any Words You Speak

'Hybrid' Designs / a Paradigm Shift Promoting Collaborative Creativity

Teaching Outside the Classroom: Charting the course for an Enhanced Outdoor Learning Experience

Uvalde Lessons Learned

Planning with Authenticity: Holistic Design Approaches to Engage & Reflect Underserved Communities

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Sessions (choice of 5)
Design for Equity: What Does It Look Like?

The Future is Inclusive: A New Model School Designed Using UDL Principles

Creating a Living Laboratory: The School as a Teaching Tool

Uvalde Debrief – Architectural Solutions / Q & A

Facilitated Learning Outdoors – “Re-seeing” Pedagogy in Design | Mind + Body + Spirit

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sessions (choice of 5)
Making Place, Making Meaning, Making a Difference: Designing the Learning Experience

Adaptive Learning for Entrepreneurs, Experimenters and Creatives

Technology & Security Assessments: Building an Aligned and Sustainable Program With Transparency (The Non-Technobabble Version)

Community Through Design: Cultivating a Sense of Belonging in Learning Environments

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) & Life Cycle Assessments for Flooring

Opening Keynote

Frans Johansson

LearningSCAPES 2022 Conference

LearningSCAPES 2022 Conference

Author, entrepreneur, and acclaimed international speaker, Frans Johansson has inspired readers and audiences worldwide with his ideas on leadership, innovation, and diversity, while his practical insights have empowered thousands to take action. In his role as CEO of The Medici Group, Frans has advised executive leadership at Fortune 500 companies such as Disney, IBM, Nike, and Mastercard. His firm recently launched Via Renaissance, a revolutionary Change Acceleration Platform that enables entire divisions to adopt specific changes in behavior on a continual basis.

Frans is the author of The Medici Effect (Harvard Business Press, 2004 & 2017), which innovation legend Clay Christensen described as “one of the most insightful books on managing innovation that I have ever read.” His follow up book, The Click Moment (Penguin Portfolio, 2012) was hailed by Fast Company as the book that challenges traditional business-school thinking, having destroyed the 10,000-hour rule. The Medici Effect has been translated into 21 different languages and become the definitive book on diversity driving innovation, influencing numerous industries and fields such as architecture, design, economic development, education, and investing.

Raised in Sweden by his African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, Frans has lived all his life at the intersection. He has been featured on ABC, CNN, CNBC, the PBS Newshour, and National Public Radio. He has spoken to audiences on six continents, in virtually every industry, and across disciplines, from creatives to engineers, financiers to scientists, and politicians to humanitarians. Frans holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the New York Hall of Science. 

Friday, October 7, 2022

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Super Session: The Design of Learning Environments to Promote Student Health and Well-Being

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Sessions (choice of 4)
This is Your Brain on STEAM: Correlations Between the Brain and NextGEN Learning

Through the Lens of Trauma-Informed Design

Leveraging Alternative Delivery in Philadelphia: Lessons Learned from Northeast Community Propel Academy

A Research-Based Design Framework for Equity, Inclusion and Student Success

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sessions (choice of 4)
Hertz Furniture Session: How Colors Can Influence Students in Educational Environments

Re-building a School and Re-building a Community

Improving Design Through an Evidence-based Review. Using post-occupancy evaluations for better outcomes, market advantage and robust critique

Towards an Ethos of Equity: Centering Evidence and Empathy in the Design Process

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Sessions (choice of 8)
Investing in Learning for ALL to Build Leaders of Tomorrow. Re-engaging at-risk/homeless students to succeed

Morgan's Wonderland: Creating and Supporting an Inclusive Place for All Abilities

The Power of Place: Stories of Belonging

Disasters, Opportunities, Vision: Transforming Learning Experience with Purpose | VIDE

Learning Empathy, Naturally – the role of nature in providing more effective, healthier, and connected learning environments

2022 MacConnell Finalists – Sneak Peek

SchoolsNEXT Presentation – Winning Teams

Design for Neurodiversity and Multiculturally-Responsive Teaching/Learning: Rethinking learning environments to elevate the performance of all students

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sessions (choice of 8)
Trailblazing Net Zero Energy Early Learning Center

Using Mister Rogers' Blueprints to Build Better Learning Experiences

Educating First Nations Students in the 21st Century

Schools as “Game Changers” for Fostering Inclusion, Equity and Belonging

Partnerships for the College-for-all Initiative

Chasing WELLness in the School Environment – A shift in the way we look at high performance

Current Topics in K-12 Education: Foundations of Educational Visioning

Creating District Wide Furniture Standards with Flexible Learning and Collaboration as the Guiding Principles

Saturday, October 8, 2022

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Super Session: Evidence & Application  The Impacts of K-12 Environments on Student Health, Engagement and Learning

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sessions (choice of 8)
New Urban Assets: Creating a Playful Learning City

Restoring Justice for All – Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline

Nature as a Path to Learning and Place – The Blakely Elementary School

Fostering Higher Levels of Engagement, Equity, and SEL Through Personalized Active Learning Environments

From Pandemic Response to Multi-disciplinary Collaboration: A Hands-on Approach to Impactful Design

A Transformation: Agua Fria High School

Creating Cultural Change Through Student Co-authorship of Their Learning Environments

Building the Alki Vision: Aligning School Space to District Equity Initiatives

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sessions (choice of 8)
Mass Timber Schools: A Multi-Story Prototype for Flexible Learning Environments

Building Bridges: Creating Transitional Learning Environments for Students to Young Adults

Supporting Unique Needs: A Collaboration Between Learning and Design

I Want My School to Help My Community

Architecture as a Reparative Force in the Learning and Development of Children Negatively Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Praxis and products for 21st century learning and design

Design for Learning and Health: State of Elementary School Facilities in Texas and How they Affect Learning and Fitness

Radical Empathy: Three Transformative Projects in Underserved Communities

Discovering Partnerships

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Sessions (choice of 7)
Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Students’ Social-Emotional and Educational Wellbeing

Community Campus: Sharing Resources in Support of Students and their Families

Learning from the BIPOC Experience in Designing Educational Spaces

Healthy Schools by Design

The Future of Work & Learning: Less Seat & Screen Time, More Physical Movement & Face-to-Face Connection

Schools as Teaching Tools: A Methodology and Framework to Design Buildings that Teach

Do You Really Know Your Buildings?

Sunday, October 9, 2022

8:00 am – 9:30 am
Super Session: From Sea to Shining Sea

Closing Keynote

Merlyna Mathieu Valentine


LearningSCAPES 2022 Conference


On August 17, 2007, Ms. Valentine was faced with a medical tragedy that has changed her life forever. She survived and lives life now as a quad amputee. Ms. Valentine has embraced this tragedy with an extremely positive attitude. She truly believes that this tragedy has allowed her to serve as an inspiration to all to never give up. She has found strength in knowing that ultimately her tragic story can motivate people to embrace change and live life to the fullest.

Ms. Valentine has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal and Executive Director of Elementary Schools for a high-performing school district. She has been recognized with numerous awards and commendations such as Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, and Louisiana Regional Principal of the Year. She has been featured in several articles and news stories at the local and national level including an article by the world famous Dr. Harry K. Wong. In honor of her story of survival, courage, and hope, Ms. Valentine was featured in a segment on the Today Show and in an article in Ebony Magazine. 


Welcome Celebration
Welcome Celebration

San Fernando Cathedral


Canyon Springs Golf Course

Photo Booth
Photo Booth

Conference Photos
General Conference

Awards Ceremony

Thank You to Our 2022 Corporate Sponsors

Shaw Contract
V/S America
DLR Group
Hertz Furniture
WB Mfg
Cleary Zimmerman
IBI Learning
Perkins Eastman
The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association
VLK Architects
Dean's List
Dean's List
Dean's List
Dean's List
Principal's List
IN2 Architecture
Principal's List
Honor Roll
Harrison Kornberg
Honor Roll
Honor Roll

Sponsorship Events

Keynote Speaker
Cleary Zimmermann
Conference Bags
Conference Bags
Alamo Architects
School Tours
School Tours
General Fund
General Fund
Wrightson Johnson Haddon & Williams Inc
General Fund
Woodwork Institute
General Fund

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