Thought Leaders: Interiors & Furnishing
Jolene Levin, Owner of NorvaNivel
Jolene started her educational furniture company, NorvaNivel, in Australia in 2014. Since then, the headquarters has moved to Texas. Her focus is on "creative and innovative furniture that allows schools to meet teaching and learning goals in a modern learning environment." Joining us at EDspaces 2019, we discussed how furniture plays a role in education, and how to go about designing it with the educators in mind.
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Greg Goebel, Director of Design, Ittner Architects
Greg is Director of Design at Ittner Architects and is passionate about education. He provides leadership in establishing signature, innovative design concepts for educational facilities. He is a part of the leadership team and helps in establishing firm-wide direction and implementing creative solutions. Greg possesses strong, proven client relationship skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment. Greg serves clients by providing prompt, personal service, and develops designs that fit the communities they serve. His creativeness has proven to be an asset to clients.
Greg participated in a special edition of Issues in Education that aired live from the 2017 MSBA Annual Conference.
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Todd Powers, AIA, Vice President, Ittner Architects
School design, renovations, and upgrades require a seasoned Project Manager who is an expert in education and achieves the benefits of a collaborative team process. Todd has over 25 years of experience and provides technical expertise and acts as a single-point contact on a daily basis from planning through construction.
From site preparation to building completion, Todd is hands-on and provides single-point responsibility. Todd is supported by an office of project architects and confers with all team members, to ensure all phases of the construction process are in compliance with building plans, schedule, and budget. Todd has extensive expertise in educational facility planning and design.
Todd participated in a special edition of Issues in Education that aired live from the 2017 MSBA Annual Conference and he participated in the panel discussion of Age-Appropriate School Safety & Security at the Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/Illinois ASBO in 2017.
Visit our YouTube page to listen to multiple interviews with him.