Higher Ed: Getting Technology a Seat at the Table During the Design Phase

The Education Market Association (EDmarket) and AVIXA have seen a dramatic shift in the design process for new educational facilities in recent years. There is a convergence of technology, space and pedagogy that requires more thought and planning for the spaces to ultimately serve the needs of students and faculty. During this webinar we will explore the design process for new facilities, particularly in the higher ed space.



Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how student demands are driving AV requirements for higher education institutions.
  2. Understand the roles played by the Architect and Design community in the technology arena
  3. Explore ways to become a trusted vendor partner
  4. Discuss the decision timeline about technology needs in new spaces


Broadcast Date

February 19, 2020, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Purchase Price

Member: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00

Meet the Presenters


Facilitator: Jim McGarry
Education Market Association (EDmarket)
President & CEO

Since joining EDmarket in 2011, Jim McGarry has facilitated the board's communication of a redefined mission to connect people who want to succeed in the education market by providing events, resources and leadership to those who serve education. Prior to EDmarket, Jim worked as an Executive Recruiter at the McCormick Group, and he also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA).


Presenter: Shawn Gaither
DLR Group

With more than 20 years' experience, Shawn has focused his architectural career on the design of interior environments in a broad range of markets, including higher education. Shawn earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee. He is active in community and philanthropic organizations, neighborhood development efforts, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) Minnesota chapters.


Presenter: Mark Russell
Indiana University
Manager, Learning Spaces and Technology Services

Mark Russell manages Classroom Technology Services and the Learning Space Design teams which are responsible for the engineering design, installation, programming and support of AV solutions at IU. Along with managing these services, he is ultimately responsible for the design of Learning Spaces for the campus, specifically informal learning spaces, Student Technology Center spaces and active learning classrooms which support IU's Mosaic Active Learning Initiative.