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Transforming Urban Schoolyards: Design Charrette and Public Presentation
May 10, 2012
Rendering by Studio Gaea
Join us for Transforming Urban Schoolyards on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Co-hosted by the Community Design Collaborative, AIA Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Water Department, this design charrette will explore how we can create greener, more sustainable schoolyards in Philadelphia.
Transforming Urban Schoolyards will focus on two Philadelphia public schools: Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia and Kelly Elementary School in Germantown. In the process of brainstorming ideas for Lea and Kelly Schools, the charrette will generate design models for greening schoolyards throughout the city.
There are two ways to participate!
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
$50/$40 for AIA Members and Collaborative volunteers who have previously donated design services. Register.
Design professionals are invited to collaborate with students, parents, and teachers from Lea and Kelly Schools and representatives from public agencies. Charrette participants will present their design concepts for greening schoolyards to the public and a panel of experts in education, community development, and sustainability.
The Transforming Urban Schoolyards Design Charrette provides breakfast, lunch, an evening reception, and 8 CEH (Continuing Education Hours) to participating design professionals.
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public. RSVP.
Working to green your schoolyard or neighborhood? Join us for a public presentation of the ideas generated through the Transforming Urban Schoolyards Design Charrette.
A panel of experts in education, community development, and sustainability will respond to the ideas generated by charrette participants. The presentation will wrap up with a lively audience Q & A session. Reception to follow.
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