1 LU / HSW
Over its history, Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL has demonstrated and sustained a track record of prioritizing healthy, high performing buildings and spaces. The school embodies a culture of continual improvement that extends beyond academic improvements to student wellness, building performance and sustainability practices. Sustainability is codified in operational policy and the campus Master Plan and serves as a key driver in decision making on campus. The District’s commitment to modeling and teaching wellness and environmental stewardship serves its students, instructors, and community members. When evaluating campus certifications for high performance design, including International Living Future Institute’s Zero Energy Certification and the WELL Building Standard (in addition to LEED), themes of resilience emerge:
In addition, each VRF unit is equipped with bipolar ionization to purify the air within the building. The campus also relies on Ultraviolet light in mechanical equipment to further improve air quality. These features of campus infrastructure and policy in support of wellness and high performance design uniquely compliment each other to deliver a more resilient infrastructure on campus, and in doing so, support students to thrive – academically, physically and mentally.
Since 2001, John has supported clients in shaping strategies for health and sustainability. He is recognized as a LEED Fellow, a member of the WELL Material Concept Advisory, and is Living Future Accredited. He promotes health in design through his roles as a Fitwel Ambassador and WELL Faculty. With John's support, design and construction teams, as well as corporate and education clients, are able to promote positive change within their projects, organizations and stakeholder groups.
Wes has been dedicated to the design of educational spaces for more than 18 years. He is passionate about creating innovative, inspirational spaces for students and teachers alike, with an emphasis on sustainability. Focused on delivering high quality design in all stages of a project, his collaborative spirit and technical skills have been an asset to the team, particularly with complex phasing and site logistics.
Habib is the Director of facilities and Food services at Adlai E. Stevenson high school. He has been at Stevenson high school for 10 years now, prior to that he was the Director of Retail and Catering at Northwestern University. Under his role he oversees Maintenance, Custodial, Grounds, HVAC, building automation and Food Services including Catering on campus. For Sodexo he is currently the Regional Safety Coordinator and prior to that he was the Regional Sustainability Coordinator.
This track focuses on Resiliency and addresses how learning environments support the development of students and communities that have the strength and flexibility to withstand adversity and adapt to change. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the essential role that schools have in stabilizing communities during a time of crisis. How do schools support the development of strong community culture among teachers and students? How do schools foster physical and mental health and wellness to ensure all are ready and supported to learn? How do we create learning environments that are strong in intent yet adaptable to change? How do we learn from what does not work and further, learn to take risks daily to expand our comfort zone? What can we learn from research and our responses to past events to inform how to build toward a resilient future where we can withstand what crises and challenges the future brings? Topic areas, seen through the lenses of both Art and Science, include sustainability, physical and mental health, community, school climate and culture, safety, and security.
Primary Core Competency
Design of Educational Facilities: Acts as a resource to the design team in providing ongoing guidance and support to ensure that the emerging and ultimate design aligns with the established community vision, education goals, future programming, written design standards, best/next practices and education policy.