This is a workshop for youth practitioners who want to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time settings.

Recognize that your space isn’t fitting your organization’s needs as well as it could be? Have you or your team thought about making changes, imagined improvements, or started a plan? Join APOST and their guest presenters Heather Mallak of PUBLIC STUD/O and Christine Brill of Studio for Spatial Practice at Sarah Heinz House for this interactive workshop aimed to support your space design efforts!

This training will start with a tour of Sarah Heinz House’s facilities followed by reviewing some examples of low to high budget, high impact transformations, that focus on supporting the identified “design drivers” in your space and how they help you better mold it to fit the needs of your youth. Participants will gain insights from collaborating professionals—architects, designers, and informal learning space providers–who have undertaken larger scale redesign efforts. You’ll leave this session with insights, techniques, and resources for use in co-designing with your intended audience to improve experience.


10:00 am – 10:30 am – Tour

10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Workshop

Lunch will be provided and free parking is available.