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2023 AIA Philadelphia Playful Learning Series: Session 3 (Charrette)
Center for Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Thursday 05 Oct 2023
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
5 Oct 2023
Thursday, October 5, 2023 8:30 - 11:00 AM
Breakfast will be served from 8:30 - 9:00 AM
Session 3: Playful Learning Charrette
Playful learning will be defined as a critical need in the guidelines of the Framework for Design Excellence. The Framework for Design Excellence represents the defining principles of good design in the 21st century. Comprised of 10 principles and accompanied by searching questions, the Framework seeks to inform progress toward a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy built environment. These are to be thoughtfully considered by designer and client at the initiation of every project and incorporated into the work as appropriate to the project scope. The Framework is intended to be accessible and relevant for every architect, every client, and every project, regardless of size, typology, or aspiration. The Framework for Design Excellence challenges architects with a vision of what the profession strives to achieve, the toolkit provides practical resources to help all architects achieve the vision.
Participants will use the tools and knowledge from the first two playful learning sessions to engage in an interactive charette with real clients. Participants will recognize the value of designing spaces that engage intergenerational audiences through playful learning tools and concepts.
Understand the principles and concepts of playful learning and its potential integration with AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence. Participants will focus on Discovery, Integration, and Equitable Communities
Explore the definition of playful learning and its benefits in promoting creativity, engagement, and exploration among individuals.
Examine the key elements of the Framework for Design Excellence and its significance in shaping architectural practices.
Evaluate the ways in which playful learning can enhance overall health, learning, and well-being within architectural spaces, considering key principles such as engaging, meaningful, socially interactive, iterative and joyful designs.
Engage in an interactive design charette and present their solutions and findings to the other attendees. Participants will understand the value proposition of playful learning and how to incorporate it into their work. Participants will be able to communicate the value of playful learning in different perspectives.
Develop a comprehensive plan for integrating playful learning into architectural design.
Apply the knowledge gained about playful learning and the Framework for Design Excellence to develop a personalized plan for incorporating playful learning elements into architectural projects.
Consider the specific needs and requirements of diverse user groups, including children, adults, and individuals with disabilities, in order to create inclusive and accessible playful learning environments.
Charrette Project Descriptions will be emailed to all attendees prior to the charrette.