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presentations and publications 

Current Project:  Co-Author  "Pre-Design Planning for Architects"  textbook w/ Bob Hershberger and Andrea Hardy.

Current Project:  Co-Author of Mini-Monograph Series on Pre-Design Planning for NCAARB.

Professional Seminars: Association for the Learning Environment, ASBO, NSBA, NSSEA, and ASU.

“Flipping for Student Success,” with Jim Brady..School Planning and Management. January 10, 2015.

“Tools for Planning Professionals” Council of Educational Facility Planners, Intl.  Portland, OR.  September 2014.

“Tools for Planning Professionals”  Council of Educational Facility Planners, Intl.  Indianapolis, IN September 2013.

“What’s in your Toolbox?” Alaska Council of Educational Facility Planners, Intl.Anchorage,AK December 2011.

“What’s in your Toolbox?”  Council of Educational Facility Planners, Intl.  Nashville, TN.  September 2011.

“15 Things to Consider in Student Centered Schools” American Association of School Administrators Conference, Phoenix, AZ. February 2010.

“Agile and Appropriate: Northwest Career and Technical Academy”  CEFPI Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference, Columbus, OH . April 22-24, 2009.

“Agile and Appropriate: Northwest Career and Technical Academy”  CEFPI Pacific Northwest Regional  Conference, Vancouver, BC.  April 28 - May 2, 2009.

“Planning Reaps Rewards in Clark County” Smith, Molly. School Planning & Management. Spring, 2009.

“NWCTA: 2008 MacConnell Award Winner” Smith, Molly. CEFPI Communicator. Spring, 2009.  

“Planning Strategies to Incorporate Learning Styles into the Design Process” CEFPI Annual High Performance School Symposium, Tampa, FL . Feb 6-7, 2009.  

"Learning Environment Matters", Arizona Charter Schools Association, Carefree Resort Villas, Carefree, AZ. Nov. 10-11, 2008

"Learning Environment Matters", CEFPI International, San Diego, CA. Sept 2008.

"What Really Works: CCSD, Northwest Career and Technical Academy", CEFPI High Performing Schools Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. Feb 2008.

“LISD Good to Great” TASB/TASA Conference. Dallas, TX. Sept 2007.

Jury Participant Planner of the Year, Council of Educational Facility Planners, Intl. 2007.

“Redefining Elementary School Design” CEFPI Southern Region. San Antonio, TX  April 2007.  

“Adaptive Reuse for School Facilities.” NSSEA Conference, Orlando FL. March 2006.

“Building Community: A Post-Occupancy Look at the Maryvale Mall Adaptive Reuse Project.”  Issuetrak CEFPI Journal, February 2006.

“Why Schools Should be Lean and Green.” School Planning and Management, June 2004.

“Career and Technical Center for CCSD.”  CEFPI Chicago, IL.  October 2004.

“Planning for Furniture and Fixtures to Last a Lifetime” School Planning and Management, October 2002.

“Computer Labs: A Sensible Solution for the Foreseeable Future” School Planning and Management, June 2000. 

 Guest Lecturer: ASU School of Architecture 2006, 2005, 2004


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