Presenter

George Abagi

Overview

The idea that our physical environment has the capacity to shape us, and therefore, that a building has the ability to powerfully influence its users is one of the main tenets of architecture and design. Teachers are at the forefront of education innovation and pedagogy.

They are cognizant of the physical environments’ ability to ‘make or break’ creativity and stifle learning. It is the role of the architect to create the physical learning space to assist educators, along with providing an environment that strengthens growth and learning.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this module you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the primary Acoustic problems in education. AACA Competency 4.7
  2. Describe material considerations to create inviting, inspiring spaces to enhance the learning experience. AACA Competency 3.2 and 3.1
  3. Select high quality materials based on whole life costing principles. AACA Competency 3.6

Module Presenter:
George Abagi is currently the National Specification Manager for polytec and has been with the company for 13 years. George’s experience at polytec includes Specification Development Manager, Architectural Product Manager, and National Specification Manager. Prior to joining the polytec team, George was the General Manager of the Sydney Wardrobe Company. George also holds a Certificate 4 in Visual Arts, a Diploma in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons).