Piller & Minard Session

Neil Piller and Alex Minard

Workshop: Build It and They Will Learn – What We Know about Boys’ Learning Environments

Workshop Block 5
Wednesday 29 June, 10:15 AM
(co-presenting with Alex Minard)

Neil had a first career in in construction and property development before becoming a secondary school teacher. He has Master’s degree (MA) in Curriculum Studies and is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between facilities and teaching and learning. Neil has been at St. George’s for the past 16 years, with the last six as Director of Operations. Neil has been involved in major Campus Master Planning initiatives, facility renewal projects and furniture replacement projects. His goal is to ensure that every project strives to improve student outcomes.

Workshop Block 5
Wednesday 29 June, 10:15 AM
(co-presenting with Neil Piller

Alex Minard is an architect and a Senior Associate with Perkins+Will. Since joining the firm’s Vancouver office a decade ago, he has contributed to a wide variety of building scales and types, locally and internationally. He has drawn upon this breadth of experience to enrich his focus on education projects ranging from modular pre-fabricated pre-schools to post-secondary research facilities. His Pitt River Middle School in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, was awarded a 2015 Architectural Institute of British Columbia Lieutenant-Governor’s Award of Merit.

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