Explore the breadth of possibility in education through an international tour of schools, environments, and communities.
Learning environments differ widely from one school to the next, defined by unique communities, adopted theories, and built spaces. The fact that there is no one way to educate opens the realm of possibility even further for administrators, designers, architects, and educators to approach new ways of providing a bright future for tomorrow’s leaders.
Jerry Waters, Associate Principal and Project Designer at YGH Architecture, has focused on the design of educational environments for the last fifteen years, having completed a number of awarded designs. As an Architecture Foundation of Oregon, Van Evera Bailey Fellow, Jerry recently completed educational research in The Netherlands; studying the schools of Herman Hertzberger, in Reggio Emilia, Italy; understanding immersive learning, and tying it all together with the comprehensive and world leading Finnish education system. Jerry will take us through his travels and learnings from this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Join us at Design Museum Mornings to learn how physical, social, and inclusive environments play a key role in educational delivery with Jerry Waters at the PCC SE Library, February 9th from 8:30-10am!
Doors open at 8:30 am, presentation begins at 9:00 am. Breakfast will be served.
Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Portland. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Portland community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Portland area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.