Peter Lippman | Founder
Places Created for Learning | Australia

Peter Lippman, Founder, Places Created for Learning

For the last 25 years, Peter C. Lippman, M. Phil., Assoc. AIA, has been researching, writing about, designing activity-based learning environments for the future.  By providing insight that reaches beyond the current normative mindsets about learning environments, Peter’s is able to fashion dynamic places for learning.  His approach recognizes that learning is situated in time and place and involves transactions.  Peter also examines the affordances that are immediately discovered by learners as well as those that emerge from their on-going social situations.  Hence, his design approach is not fragmented, but rather is holistic; for, Peter understands learning environments are places in which learners are in always acquiring knowledge in relationship to an ever-evolving physical environment.  This approach recognizes that the goal is not the design of dynamic buildings, but rather create places for learning.  As a result, Peter has been invited to work around the world where he guides municipalities, school districts, schools, and design professionals in creating places for learning.  Thus, Peter is an acknowledged thought leader in the field of educational architecture and has conducted presentations internationally.  Peter is the author of Evidence-Based Design for Primary and Secondary Schools: A Responsive Approach to Creating Learning Environments (2010) and the founder of Places Created for Learning. 


Day 1 @ 14:20

Crafting places not Buildings

  • How environments shape learning
  • Affordance and Activity theory
  • How to integrate research into design
last published: 22/Jan/19 00:35 GMT

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