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Howard S. Wertheimer

Director of Capital Planning & Space Management

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Howard is a Principal with the architectural firm of Lord, Aeck & Sargent, with office in Atlanta, Georgia, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. With 23 years of professional experience, Howard has been involved in the planning, programming, design and project management of more than 2 million square feet of scientific teaching and research space. His d economic use of materials and design refinement produces highly successful, functional and efficient scientific communities for leading colleges, university, government agencies and private industry.

Howard is the former Chair of the Design Associates for the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) and services on its Board of Directors. He has written extensively on laboratory-related issues, lectured at national and international conferences and has served as a juror for R&D Magazine’s Lab of the Year Awards program. Howard is an active member of PKAL, ABSA, SCUP, Georgia Biomedical Partnership, and Atlanta BioScience Council and was the 2003 Volunteer of the Year for the Ashford Dunwoody YMCA.

A PKAL Roundtable: Facilities of the Future
21st Century Science
For present day and future science education, teaching students in flexible and inviting spaces that enable instructors to use a variety of pedagogical approaches is a desirable goal. In this session, we will discuss some classroom and laboratory designs that accomplish this general objective, with an emphasis on spaces that enhance opportunities for hands-on exercises and research experiences for students at all levels of the curriculum. We will also discuss design features that enhance the effectiveness of interdisciplinary teaching and research that is becoming commonplace in the 21st century.