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October 27, 2021

Emerging Vocational Classrooms

Come learn how you can modify your educational facilities in response to emerging vocations and work with local laws, grants, and industry partners to build for changing curricula.
Abstract: The jobs that power our economy are evolving daily and educational facilities must keep ahead of workforce demands in order to stay relevant to the students they serve. This is especially true for community colleges with vocational curricula, which have historically helped to lead communities out of recessions. Come learn how you can modify your educational facilities in response to emerging vocations and work with local laws, grants, and industry partners to build for changing curricula.

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October 26, 2021

Making STEM Spaces the New Campus Hubs for Student Life

Join us to gain a solid understanding of the trends shaping the future of STEM facilities, including a look inside the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's future-forward chemistry building.
Abstract: STEM facilities are quickly catching up to unions as the heart of student life on campus. To better support student recruitment, retention, and success, STEM facilities must provide a mashup of social and academic space that students need for sparking connections, partnerships, and friendships. We'll explore this growing trend and introduce strategies for making STEM facilities hubs for campus life. Join us to gain a solid understanding of the trends shaping the future of STEM facilities, including a look inside the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's future-forward chemistry building.

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Delivered
March 16, 2020

2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2020

Creating Empathy-Driven Design Collaborations with Virtual Reality

We will demonstrate how we incorporated VR into stakeholder engagement for the University of Virginia's Student Health and Wellness Center to address health outcomes, promote student learning, and collaborate with interdisciplinary partners across campus.
Abstract: Multiple entities within institutions often have competing values, but virtual reality (VR) simulation can help overcome this challenge by creating an accessible platform for building a collective vision. We will demonstrate how we incorporated VR into stakeholder engagement for the University of Virginia's Student Health and Wellness Center to address health outcomes, promote student learning, and collaborate with interdisciplinary partners across campus. Encouraging stakeholders to virtually test a space's impact on health and learning will help you to advance decision-making, leverage diverse expertise, and capture empathy-driven insight to create a more efficient and intelligent design process at your institution.

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Conference Presentations

Delivered
March 8, 2020

2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2020

Site Universal Design for an Inclusive Built Environment

We will describe the tenets of universal design, show examples of how it is used on campuses, help you avoid mistakes commonly made when incorporating universal design, and outline universal design maintenance requirements.
Abstract: The university community is more diverse in age and ability than ever. We need to design built environments that acknowledge and celebrate that reality. Universal design goes well beyond barrier removal, making it an ideal framework for nurturing social and economic benefits through an inclusive built environment. We will describe the tenets of universal design, show examples of how it is used on campuses, help you avoid mistakes commonly made when incorporating universal design, and outline universal design maintenance requirements.

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Delivered
March 8, 2020

2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2020

Transform Educational Facilities for Innovative Learning and Environmental Stewardship

We'll share recent examples of existing buildings that were transformed for new use and discuss the connection between carbon and building reuse.
Abstract: Campus planners are tasked with creating 21st century learning environments, moving towards carbon neutrality, and repairing buildings that are near the end of their useful lives. Transformative reuse addresses these issues. With creative design and programming, under-utilized campus buildings from all eras can be transformed into sustainable, thriving, innovative learning environments that align with current and future needs. We'll share recent examples of existing buildings that were transformed for new use and discuss the connection between carbon and building reuse.

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Delivered
March 8, 2020

2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2020

Classrooms of the Future in Buildings of the Past

As the university re-evaluates undergraduate learning environments, a pilot classroom in historic Harvard Hall is the springboard for integrated planning and design processes.
Abstract: Challenges with technologies, historical spaces, and resources make it hard to provide the learning spaces new pedagogies require. Harvard University has found a creative solution to these challenges. As the university re-evaluates undergraduate learning environments, a pilot classroom in historic Harvard Hall is the springboard for integrated planning and design processes. We'll discuss our process (including how we used utilization data and stakeholder feedback during decision making), the classroom's design, and how we're using lessons learned to iterate the space.

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Delivered
March 8, 2020

2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2020

Curriculum and Campus By Design

Innovating for 21st Century Learning

We'll discuss Yale-NUS's unique educational model, the master planning and programming process for its new campus, and the campus's design.
Abstract: Yale-NUS College in Singapore developed a model of experiential learning to help students develop the the knowledge and skillset necessary to thrive in fast-paced, multicultural societies. To support this innovative educational experience that blends living and learning, a new campus was designed and built. We'll discuss Yale-NUS's unique educational model, the master planning and programming process for its new campus, and the campus's design. We'll also share lessons learned from designing the first residential and liberal arts college campus in Asia.

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March 8, 2020

2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2020

Hampshire College

Reinvention for a Sustainable Future

In this session, Hampshire College provides a model for how resource-limited campuses can leverage their sustainability assets to support curricular and community transformation.
Abstract: Many institutions struggle to promote liberal arts education in today's changing world. Hampshire College provides a model for how resource-limited campuses can leverage their sustainability assets to support curricular and community transformation. Hampshire is reinventing itself for a sustainable future, using its environmental assets (a campus farm and living building) to support a new transdisciplinary curriculum and student experience. This session will help you leverage environmental assets in applied transdisciplinary learning to prepare students for a sustainable future.

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Delivered
March 8, 2020

2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2020

Transforming Vacated Office Space Into Modern Learning Environments

We will discuss how Sacred Heart University acquired the GE world headquarters facility, transforming it to create a modern, nationally branded campus.
Abstract: As industry vacates suburbia, universities can leverage vacated office and work buildings into usable, revenue-generating educational facilities. We will discuss how Sacred Heart University acquired the GE world headquarters facility, transforming it to create a modern, nationally branded campus. You will learn what to look for in capital investments, and the opportunities and challenges of converting office space to learning and social environments that will recruit and retain students.

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March 8, 2020

2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2020

Building the Brand

Creating Identity and Shaping Experience

In this session, we'll demonstrate how Quinnipiac University communicated its updated brand identity through physical campus renovations.
Abstract: An institution's brand is a key factor in attracting students and campus planners play an increasingly important role in integrating brand values with the built environment. In this session, we'll demonstrate how Quinnipiac University communicated its updated brand identity through physical campus renovations. Come learn how you can incorporate your institution's brand mission in the planning and design of academic spaces on campus.

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