THURSDAY, JULY 30th, 11 am EDT

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the “when” of large-scale school reopening remains unclear. As school leaders grapple with the difficult question of bringing children back to school, they are asking these questions:

  1. How can we reopen schools as safely as possible with the facilities we have?
  2. Can we bring back all our students while minimizing health risks to both children and adults and, if so, how?
  3. How differently should we use our school buildings in a new era of sanitation and social distancing?
  4. How can we use this unprecedented crisis as an opportunity to rethink schooling and, by extension, the manner in which learning spaces can be reconfigured?

Join the Habeeb & Associates Architects (H&A) team as we present with Prakash Nair, world-renowned educational architect, and author, on addressing your facility issues mid-pandemic, as well as exploring the future of learning.

Your Presenters:

Steve Habeeb, AIA, LEED AP
Habeeb & Associates Architects

Steven is very passionate about designing innovative educational facilities that foster learning. His 40+ years of experience developing Master Plans and designing public and independent schools has provided an in-depth perspective on the ways teaching and learning have changed and the unique pressure faced by administrators today.

Prakash Nair, AIA
Education Design International
Founding President & CEO

Prakash Nair is a world-renowned architect, futurist, and winner of many international awards including the A4LE MacConnell Award (the highest honor worldwide for school design).

Over the past 17 years, Prakash and his colleagues have worked on the development of innovative schools in 52 countries on six continents. He keynoted numerous international conferences and wrote dozens of articles that were published in leading education journals. He is also the author of three books on school design.

Jack Shea, M.Ed, ALEP
Habeeb & Associates Architects
Licensed Educational Planner

After 35 years in the educational field, rising from elementary school teacher to Principal, Jack Shea now focuses his wealth of experience on assisting school administrators in their educational planning as it relates to the buildings and grounds. As an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP), Jack works in tandem with the architects, school administrators, and educators to develop the plan that positively affects the learning, development, and behavior of those occupying the space within the buildings. Jack’s experience and communication skills play an integral role in the unfolding of school design, specifically with regards to eliciting from the administration, staff, teachers, and community the long-range vision for their school.