Design for Learning

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February 23, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Architecture Center Houston
902 Commerce St
Houston, TX 77002

Brought to you by the ArCH Exhibitions and Programs

Architecture Center Houston is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition, HOUxEDU: Design for Learning, opening Thursday, February 23, 6-8pm, and on view through Friday, May 5. Curated by architect Jody Sergi, AIA, HOUxEDU will showcase the work of seven prominent architecture firms that specialize in K-12 school architecture, and their innovative and dynamic approaches to changing the educational landscape of Houston. It will highlight some of the best new school designs and explore the ways in which design may enhance the learning experience and improve learning outcomes.

Schools are cornerstones of our communities, and buildings that we inevitably interact with. They are continually evolving into flexible spaces for learning and engagement. They can be used as community centers, for exercise and entertainment, and even as shelter in times of crisis. Most importantly, schools provide space for students to learn, grow, develop their skills, and be inspired. To students from underserved communities, school is often more than just a classroom, and a well-designed school can provide an environment that is healthier, and safer than elsewhere in their lives, allowing them to thrive.

The exhibition will touch on themes including sustainability, safety and security, renovation, outdoor learning, collaborative environments, STEAM, Career Technology Education, and inclusive design.

Participating Firms:
Arcadis | IBI Group
DLR Group
Kirksey Architecture
Pfluger Architects
VLK Architects

HOUxEDU is accompanied by several public programs including tours of schools across Houston, a school design charette for students, and a panel discussion on the community’s role in school bonds.

More information on the HOUxEDU exhibition, associated public programs, and other news from Architecture Center Houston may be found at houxedu.com, www.aiahouston.org, or on Facebook at Instagram using #houxedu.

Major Exhibition Sponsors
Agile Interiors & DIRTT
Dally + Associates

CW Lighting
Trinity Surfaces
Salas O'Brien
Satterfield & Pontikes
VS America

Printing provided by:
Thomas Printworks 

Photo Credits:
Arcadis IBI Group - Shannon O’Hara

DLR Group

Kirksey Architecture - Slyworks Photography

Jefferson Early Childhood - PBK In House – Blanca Soto
Pearland Safety and Security - PBK In House – Jeffrey Chapman
Alief Career Center – Luis Ayala - Luis and Mariella Ayala
Lakeland Elementary School - Jud Haggard Photography

Pfluger Architects - Luis and Mariella Ayala

Welch OLC, Memorial HS and Roark EEC - Luis and Mariella Ayala
James Reese CTE HS - Thomas McConnell

VLK Architects - Chad M. Davis, AIA