The Education Market Association (EDmarket) and AVIXA have seen a dramatic shift in the design process for new educational facilities in recent years. There is a convergence of technology, space and pedagogy that requires more thought and planning for the spaces to ultimately serve the needs of students and faculty. During this webinar we will explore the design process for new facilities, particularly in the higher ed space. 


markrussellMark Russell Manager, Learning Spaces & Technology Services, Indiana University

Mark Russell manages Classroom Technology Services and the Learning Space Design teams which are responsible for the engineering design, installation, programming and support of AV solutions at IU. Mark is ultimately responsible for the design of Learning Spaces for the campus, specifically informal learning spaces, Student Technology Center spaces and active learning classrooms which support IU’s Mosaic Active Learning Initiative.

Shawn Gaither newShawn Gaither Principal at DLR Group
With more than 20 years’ experience, Shawn has focused his architectural career on the design of interior environments in a broad range of markets, including higher education, corporate workplace, hospitality, and sports. An energetic and enthusiastic team leader, Shawn is passionate about problem solving on behalf of his clients. He is driven to understand how design can positively impact the users of the environments he creates.


jim_mcgarry_squareJim McGarry, President & CEO of Education Market Association

Since joining EDmarket in 2011, Jim McGarry has facilitated the board’s communication of a redefined mission to connect people who want to succeed in the education market by providing events, resources and leadership to those who serve education. Prior to EDmarket, Jim worked as an Executive Recruiter at the McCormick Group, and he also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA).