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In this episode, Sal Bagley and Vaughn Dierks of Wold Architects and Engineers share predictions on how the shift across the country to distance learning has opened up a wider array of possibilities and considerations in designing educational buildings and learning spaces.

Sal Bagley, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, is a partner with Wold Architects and Engineers specializing in the planning and programming of educational facilities to meet the needs of today’s adaptive learning styles. She works with clients from the long-range planning stages through design and implementation.

Vaughn Dierks, AIA, LEED AP, is a partner with Wold Architects and Engineers with more than 25 years of educational design experience and expertise. As a partner-in-charge for school districts across the state and region, Vaughn is a leader in the educational design industry as well as in the firm’s Educational Planning Group.
Read Vaughn’s recent article, “A Chance to Evolve” 

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Jake Sturgis, APR


Jenna Mead