Equitable Student Engagement and the Creation of Student-Centered Space
Date & Time
Thursday, October 12, 2023, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
B. Karina Ruiz DAVID JOHNSON Octavio Gutierrez

In the pursuit of equitable school design, how can we champion student-centered outcomes that respond the lived
experiences, social identities, and dreams of a school’s student community? The answer is simple: Put students first.
From removing participation barriers and leveraging strength in numbers, to embracing affinity-based conversations and
positioning adult advocates, student-specific engagement strategies allow designers and district leaders alike to amplify
student voices. As we explore innovative and award-winning project case studies, we will identify the equitable and inclusive
student engagement strategies that empowered student stakeholders to share their perspectives, experiences, and insights
during design discussions.

Join BRIC Architecture’s Karina Ruiz, David Johnson, and Octavio Gutiérrez as they highlight the connections between the
impacts of student-centered engagement and the transformational architectural solutions that were directly inspired by
sustained student input.

Location Name
Galleria South
Full Address
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
United States
Course Credit
Number of Credits
1 Learning Unit (60 min.)