Future Ready Facilities Master Planning & Ed Specs: An Interactive Web-Based Format


North Tower - 1st Floor - Garden 3

  • Primary Core Competencies: Educational Facility Pre-Design Planning
  • AIA CEU: 1. 0 LU
  • Secondary Core Competencies: Educational Visioning


For the past 25 years, districts have been working to transform outdated facilities to provide students and teachers with learning environments to support future ready learning thus empowering students to learn in different modalities simultaneously. This workshop will unveil techniques for a holistic planning process in which all stakeholders contribute meaningfully to the shaping of Master Plans and Educational Specifications. At Culver City Unified School District, this process led to the creation of fully interactive, web-based, digital master plans and Ed Specs linked to them which reflected their ethos and vision. The case study of CCUSD’s new web-based Master Plans and Ed Specs will illustrate how to create a truly living document that allows unprecedented access to easily digestible content which has historically resided in binders on a shelf in the Facilities Office.

Learning Objectives

OBJ #1  See what a web-based master plan document looks like and how it assists in promoting district goals and “brand” message.

OBJ #2  Learn about the stakeholder outreach process to develop a fully interactive, web-based district wide facilities master plan.

OBJ #3  Learn how to navigate through the content of a web-based master plan, and how the transparency can build trust within the community.

OBJ #4  Hear from Culver City Unified District how their web-based master plan has enhanced their ability to access and utilize content, implement projects, educate and enhance community relations through transparency of process and sharing the District’s vision.

Anton Blewett, K12 Education Designer and Planner, Associate, DLR Group

Chris Dunne, Vice President/Program + Construction Management, Harris & Associates

Mariana Lavezzo, K12 Education Designer and Planner, Associate, DLR Group

Vanessa San-Martin, Office of Child Development Director, Culver City Unified School District