John Dale to chair 2016 CAE Spring Conference in Berlin

February 14, 2016 -

John Dale to chair 2016 CAE Spring Conference in Berlin

John Dale, Principal and Studio Leader, Pre K-12 + Community Education Studio and Chair of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE), will Chair the 2016 CAE Spring Conference in Berlin, Germany, April 17-21.

About the Conference

Building on the lessons learned in Detroit and New Orleans last year, our Spring Conference will convene in Berlin, Germany to look at places for learning in the midst of a city that has been undergoing a dramatic transformation for over two decades. We will view the stunning rebirth of a reunified city through the lens of educational design, both contemporary work and key monuments of progressive thinking throughout the 20th century. Highlights of the tours will include the recently restored Trade Union School in Bernau, designed by Hannes-Meyer of Bauhaus fame; the Berlin Free University, planned by Candilis Josic Woods in the 1960’s in post-war divided Berlin with a recent library addition by Norman Foster; the Academy of the Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind; a stunning series of interactive interventions at Erika-Mann Grundschule School conceived interactively by elementary students, and interior design students (of Baupiloten) under the directions of Susanne Hofmann. We will also gather at the newly completed and widely published Fellow Pavilion at the American Academy, designed by Barkow Leibinger. Berlin is also the jumping off point for many other centers for education and culture: keep tuned for add-on day trip to Dessau (Bauhaus). This will be an opportunity to meet local educators, architects and experts in the inner workings of this complex and lively metropolis.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit CAE's website.