2017 Early Childhood Design Institute, Architecture and Landscape Architecture for Early Childhood
Program: Through field expert presentations, case studies, site visits, environment-behavior design theory, and hands-on design charrette in a small-group setting participants will acquire skills to execute early childhood designs that fit organizational culture, institutional context, and budget.
- Michael Lindstrom, AIA, (co-founder, Harvard Childcare Design Institute), studioMLA Architects, Brookline, MA.
- Robin Moore, Dipl.Arch, MCP, Hon. ASLA, Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
- Nilda Cosco, PhD, ASLA, Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
Welcome and evening reception.
Thursday, August 3rd
8:00 Registration. Continental breakfast.
8:30 Introductions. Schedule review.
9:00 Child development and design. Overview.
10:30 Field visits / traveling seminar to model sites, including LEED-Certified facility, in the
Research Triangle Area. Introducing and using Outdoor Learning Environment
6:30 Back at Campus.
Friday, August 4th
7:30 Continental breakfast.
8:00 Early childhood design concepts applied to indoor and outdoor spaces. Case Examples. Presentation and discussion.
9:30 Networking break.
10:00 Full design process:
Visioning, design programming, community/ stakeholder/client engagement. Concept design. Design development, including budget (and reality check!). From the vision to construction documents. Case studies: designing and building facilities (indoors and outdoors) for young children.
1:00 Current research informing evidence-based design. Working with best practice indicators and evidence- based evaluation tools.
2:00 Connecting indoors and outdoors. Transitional space: a critical design feature.
3:00 Networking break.
3:30 Design lessons: what the books do not teach.
4:30 Design charrette introduction.
5:00 Design charrette. Working in groups.
7:30 Working dinner.
Saturday, August 5th
8:30 Design session #1 with roving critiques.
10:00 Group presentations and discussion.
11:00 Design session #2 with roving critiques.
12:00 Group presentations and discussion over lunch.
1:00 Final discussion, conclusion, and wrap up.
Schedule subject to change