Chicago Design/Architecture Think Tank Explores Health, Safety, and WELLfare

Over 75 professionals representing a variety of industries attended the third annual Legat/DIRTT Think Tank.

Over 75 professionals representing a variety of industries attended the third annual Legat/DIRTT Think Tank.

Third annual Legat/DIRTT symposium brings together leaders in healthcare, education, law enforcement, sustainability, and design to consider the future of performance-enhancing environments.

“What do we need to quit?” This is the question that Jeff Covey, director of education at DIRTT Environmental Solutions, asked to kick off the third annual Legat/DIRTT Think Tank. More specifically, Covey asked, “What do we need to quit doing or thinking that will help us use our gifts and talents to better impact the future?”

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) David Taeyaerts, one of nine speakers, had a thoughtful response. “We need to stop thinking that we’ve already seen, experienced, or know how students should be learning.”

That attitude of openness to new knowledge infused the event, at which over 75 participants gathered in DIRTT’s Green Learning Center ten stories above the Chicago River. Sunlight streamed through tall glass walls while attendees from diverse fields enjoyed an exploration of health, safety, and wellness as they relate to design and its impact on how we live.

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