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Minneapolis Architectural Firm Forms Key Association That Will Translate Educational Theory Into Effective School Designs.

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 1997--Hammel Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA) today announced that Jeffery A. Lackney, Ph.D will provide consulting services to the HGA Educational Design Group which specializes in the planning and design of K-12 school facilities. Lackney, an expert in the research and design of children's learning environments, serves as assistant director of the Johnson Controls Institute for Environmental Quality in Architecture and as adjunct assistant professor of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Lackney holds both Bachelor and Masters of Architecture degrees and recently earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin School of Architecture and Urban Planning. His practice-based research focuses on the relationship between educational outcomes, environmental quality and architectural design and management of educational facilities.

"The HGA Educational Design Group has long been considered a research-based practice," said Bartlett J. Baker, HGA vice president. "Our association with Dr. Lackney comes at a time when schools districts nationwide are building new facilities or renovating existing ones. Designing effective learning environments must be a priority. By strengthening our educational planning capabilities we hope to spread the word that the environment in which a student is taught greatly impacts the quality of the child's learning experience."

The HGA Educational Design Group offers full-service planning, programming and design services. Recent projects include the School of Environmental Studies at the Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, Minnesota; Chaska High School, Chaska, Minnesota; Heritage and Woodside High Schools, Newport News, Virginia; Century High School, Rochester, Minnesota; Barton Elementary School, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Monticello High School, Charlottesville, Virginia; Kennewick High School, Kennewick, Washington; University of Minnesota multiple projects, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and a prototype K-12 school design for Kingdom Schools, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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