The classroom has always been and will continue to be a core learning space. But why should the learning stop there? Since early learners are constantly on the prowl for new information, today’s early learning centers (ELCs) should offer learning opportunities around every corner. Traditionally, the school corridor has functioned solely to transport students from one classroom to another. That is a wasted opportunity. Breakout areas just outside of classrooms support small-group activities and specialized instruction. They also create a sense of community and arouse curiosity among passing students.
Dörken Systems Inc., a North-American manufacturer of air and moisture barriers, has launched the DELTA® Academy, a host of education programs for building professionals who strive to build to a higher standard. DELTA Academy gives building professionals, such as architects, specifiers and contractors, access to relevant and timely information addressing new research findings and industry standards, curated and presented by the industry’s key thought leaders. DELTA Academy is easy to access, convenient and simple to use.
The 19th annual conference, hosted by the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), features a keynote address by Noah Biklen, AIA, LEED AP, Principal at Deborah Berke Partners. His talk, “Pushing the Envelope,” will focus on the recent work of Deborah Berke Partners, with particular attention to the firm’s unique approach to the building envelope and how it enables the firm to make and remake enduring places that are inclusive and public.
People venturing into careers in architecture or engineering do so knowing they not only are in for a rewarding and dynamic profession, but they also are in for a lifetime of learning. In addition to the simple fact that A/E/C professionals must maintain licensure, circumstances often change within the design and construction industry.