Psychology of Learning Spaces

Where do students prefer to hangout, socialize, study, and learn? How do progressive designs influence pedagogy and vice versa? Our diverse panel will share qualitative and quantitative data that reveals how the intersection of design thinking and pedagogy can transform learning and teaching styles, enhance adaptability of space and function, foster growth through discovery and exploration, and generate a sense of community — all within high-performing buildings that maximize environmental stewardship opportunities.



Learning Objectives

  1. Identify how diversity of learning opportunities can benefit your pedagogy and places of learning.
  2. Learn about transformative spaces and patterns to create dynamic learning environments with tracked metrics.
  3. Assess how progressive design can influence mental health and wellness within learning environments.
  4. Connect project results and ideas shared to take away and apply.

Broadcast Date

August 24, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)

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Meet the Presenters


Sky Cook
Cushing Terrell

Sky believes design excellence is an integral part of responding to each projects unique program, place, and purpose. For the past 15 years, her professional experience has been focused on managing education projects through all phases from conceptual design through construction. She is passionate about working collaboratively to create innovative design solutions that support diverse learning environments and a sense of community.


Erica Schnee
Gallatin High School - Bozeman, Montana

Erica is a certified teacher, educator, and administrator with twenty-four years of experience. She is currently the principal of Gallatin High School, Bozeman, Montana’s second high school, which opened in the fall of 2020. Erica has a wide range of global, social studies, and educational leadership skills. She served on the planning and building committees for multiple school district projects, and administrative manager for the high school’s transition committee between the two facilities.


Raelynn Meissner
Cushing Terrell
Research Engineer

Raelynn has spent the last 15 years focused on sustainable design and high-performance buildings. Her experience includes building energy studies and analysis, LEED building certifications, and mechanical design for a variety of systems. Raelynn is a GBI Guiding Principles Compliance Professional and has worked on projects pursuing smart building strategies, the Living Building Challenge, and net zero energy goals.


Corey Johnson
Cushing Terrell
Education Design Studio Director

Corey is an accredited learning environment planner (ALEP) with over 25 years of experience, his career is devoted to designing student centered, experiential, and collaborative learning environments. He believes that learning should be fun, amusing, and exploratory and that school and campus designs should foster this vision.