As an education research consultant, Julie is dedicated to the development of deeper learning environments to help all students find their place of impact in the world. As LPA’s exclusive Learning Experience Strategist, Julie aligns learning and teaching goals with physical learning spaces. Julie is a passionate advocate for using dynamic research to support better learning experiences and environments for students.
Working at the intersection of people, place and design approach, Julie works with LPA clients on a variety of levels, including master planning, educational visioning and conceptual design. As part of the LPAred team—a research initiative focused on examining how design impacts end users, communities and the environment—Julie uses a strategic research approach to guide the design to better connect with clients' goals. Her role also includes guidance in the development of post-occupancy research to help gain a deeper understanding of design outcomes. Julie believes that research is a fundamental tool for improving practice.