High School Students to Speak Out on Safer Schools at Chicago Workshop Tomorrow

Members of the media invited to attend.

WHAT: High school students will discuss school safety concerns and work with architects to design models of their dream schools at an innovative workshop in Chicago on Wednesday, Oct. 10 held by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Chicago Ideas.

During the session, students will talk about their concerns at school, whether it be issues of bullying, harassment or violence. Working with architects, the students will build models of schools incorporating design strategies that can help address their concerns. Models will be presented at the end of the session.

The workshop is part of the AIA's initiative to increase visibility of the architecture profession among K-12 students and its efforts to shape school design policies.

Members of the media interested in attending the workshop should contact AIA’s Sr. Director of Media Strategy Jessie Cornelius by calling (202) 626-7302 or by emailing. A portion of the workshop will livestream on AIA's Facebook page at 4:15 p.m. CT. The event is not open to the public.

WHO: Chicago high school students and K-12 architects Peter Exley, FAIA, Oswaldo Ortega, AIA, Linda Keane, AIA, Joe Lai, AIA, Helen Slade, and John Clark, AIA.

WHEN: 2:30-5 p.m. CT, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

WHERE: Gensler, 11 East Madison St., Suite #300, Chicago, Illinois 60602

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