Invitation Extended to Atlanta Architect to Join Commission for the Advancement of ‘Next’ Generation of Leaders in Education

  ATLANTA – June 2016 – Stevens & Wilkinson, a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm, with offices in Columbia, S.C. and Atlanta, announced today the involvement of Janice Wittschiebe, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, principal and vice president, with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Commission on Creating the Next in Education (CNE). Implemented in the Fall of 2015, the CNE is an initiative of the University’s Educational Innovation Ecosystem and is a dedicated effort of Institute units working on the adoption of new and innovative educational methodologies of the 21st century.

Co-chairs, professor Richard DeMillo and professor Bonnie Ferri, will work with CNE advisors and fellow Steering Committee Members, to study the progression of the higher education field’s rapidly changing landscape. CNE members will explore the ways in which Georgia Institute of Technology will need to evolve in order to successfully address the needs of the future.

“The mandate is to study who will be our audience, what would be the best education for that audience and how we deliver it. The idea is to think without preconceptions or constraints of the past and suggest ways to live up to our vision of defining the Technological Research University of the 21st Century,” said Rafael Bras, Georgia Institute of Technology provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

Wittschiebe will serve as a member of the External Advisory Group, where she will participate in a number of campus-wide meetings designed to provide conceptual insight to the CNE over the next 18 months.

“In order for Georgia Tech to continue as a leader in education, it is important for everyone – students, staff, faculty, and alumni – to take a critical look at the current approaches to education,” said Wittschiebe. “The way in which students learn has greatly changed and I am glad to see the University addressing this challenge by studying the progression of higher education overall. With a mission to, ‘…look at the educational enterprise of the technological research university of the 21st century,’ I am greatly looking forward to working with my peers and fellow alumni on the University’s External Advisory Committee.”

Wittschiebe graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture with both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees in 1978 and 1980, respectively. In addition, she currently serves on the school’s Foundation Board of Trustees and the College of Design Alumni Advisory Committee.

About Stevens & Wilkinson: Stevens & Wilkinson has been providing professional design services since 1919. Design excellence, financial stability and personal service have made Stevens & Wilkinson one of the most experienced and reliable firms in the Southeast, with offices in Atlanta, Ga. and Columbia, S.C. The firm provides a full range of design services including architecture, engineering and interior design and offers integrated services, imaginative design, technical precision and timely delivery. For more information about Stevens & Wilkinson, visit www.stevens-wilkinson.com.

# # #