Where does academic achievement meet academic experience as it relates to facilities and space?
Join us as we share the top sessions from the SCUP 2019 Mid-Atlantic Conference, where we explored topics central to student success. These sessions include a look at centers for experiential learning and innovation, a living-learning campus innovation district that brings together sciences and the arts, and a case study in student-guided planning. Our event will culminate with a session on integrated campus planning and how higher education’s mission to deliver student success and student experiences can be achieved.
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Presented by: Charles Piper, AIA, LEED AP | Dave Pfaff | Mary-Chris Escobar
This session will explore in-depth case studies of two interdisciplinary centers for STEM learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship, one at a leading liberal arts college (Washington and Lee University), and the other at a large research university (Virginia Commonwealth University). Leaders involved in the planning, design, operation, and evolution of two successful STEM and innovation centers will share the most impactful decisions affecting the long-term success of their work, including how location, governance, funding, programming, and promotion influence dynamic interdisciplinary results.
Presented by: Joe Atkins, VMDO | Van Coble, VT | Greg Havens, Sasaki
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s (Virginia Tech) Creativity and Innovation District (CID) is a trans-disciplinary nexus drawing together students, faculty, and external partners while aligning collaborative facilities, resources, tools, and technologies that will enable it to thrive as a living-learning environment. In this session, we will share explicit, purposeful strategies for how to administer shared academic, arts, and campus life programs that foster interdisciplinary inquiry.
Presented by: Dick Minturn, UVA | Marsh Pattie, UVA | Caroline West, UVA | D’Andre Willis, HGA
How can we authentically engage students to make a positive impact on their environment? We will show how the planning and design process at the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Student Activities Building made students a co-equal partner, used social science tools to identify what students valued, and amplified students’ ability to guide design. You will learn how to engage students at your institution by applying discovery techniques, design thinking, journey mapping, and purposeful facilitation techniques to traditional programming and design problems.
Presented by: Russ Uzzle
Russell (Russ) Uzzle recently retired after spending 18 years as the university planner at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). During his tenure, the university experienced unprecedented enrollment, programmatic, and physical growth, resulting in over a billion dollars in new construction and renovation projects. As an urban university of approximately 60,000 faculty, staff, and students, VCU continues to provide a challenging environment for planning and coordination of its many initiatives.
Russ was responsible for overseeing and guiding two university-wide master plans, precinct studies, and numerous facility planning and programming studies. He was responsible for developing and coordinating issues related to transportation, historic preservation, and emergency preparedness, and development issues related to the university’s program expansion into the urban landscape.
Russ was a principal liaison with university leadership, stakeholder groups, and with the City of Richmond on issues relating to facility planning. He was an active member of SCUP and an enthusiastic guest lecturer for various campus groups. A native of Raleigh, NC, he is a graduate of East Carolina University and Virginia Tech.
Special Group Membership Discount: If you work at a college or university that holds a SCUP group membership anyone from your institution can attend this member-only event.
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