Newman and LAB discuss Garrison's Outdoor Learning Spaces with A4LE New England

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Balancing Multiple Priorities

Join us on Thursday, August 13 at 4:00 pm! Newman's Steven Orlansky, AIA, LEED AP and Landscape Architecture Bureau's Jonathan Fitch, ASLA lead this informative discussion.

Tune in to a webinar hosted by the Association for Learning Environments to learn more about how the collaborative design and outreach process contributed to the success of this award-winning project. Registration is required.

The outdoor classroom at Garrison Elementary School is an example of how a balanced visioning process can produce an outstanding place that serves key needs of the community. Modernization of the Garrison Elementary School, completed in 2017, aimed to upgrade facilities and create a nurturing learning environment. It was focused on fortifying fundamental relationships already embedded in the school’s plan – between building and street, building and schoolyard, and building and student. Garrison Elementary serves a diverse, highly involved community that advocated fiercely for the school. We prioritized community engagement to produce a school which reflected the community’s identity and aspirations – both indoor and outdoor.

Registration is required in advance.

Architects: BELL / Newman Joint Venture
Landscape Architects: Landscape Architecture Bureau

Learning Goals
  • Understand several current best practices in outdoor learning environment design
  • Understand several of the most pressing practical concerns in outdoor learning environment design
  • Understand the process of integrating best practices and practical concerns in outdoor learning environment design
  • CEUs will be offered