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Conference Presentations

Delivered
October 4, 2021

Rejuvenation

Investing in Existing Residence Halls for Bright Futures

In this session, we'll provide you with practical strategies that you can apply at your institution as you explore the possibilities of renovating existing student housing facilities.
Abstract: Almost every institution has existing residence halls that they could upgrade for a fraction of the cost of building new. As institutions seek to meet student housing needs, they should consider renovating existing buildings as a viable strategy for creating state-of-the-art facilities. Taking this path can extend building life, attract students, and save capital. In this session, we'll provide you with practical strategies that you can apply at your institution as you explore the possibilities of renovating existing student housing facilities.

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$50

Conference Presentations

Delivered
March 16, 2020

2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2020

Make No Little Plans

Multi-Scale Transformative Planning Implementation

Master plans are more than a campus-wide tool, and with thoughtful planning and execution, institutions can craft a vision tailored to student needs related to housing, dining, and the co-curricular student experience.
Abstract: An institution's success is intrinsically linked to that of its students. High-quality living/learning spaces play a critical role in supporting student achievement, building campus community, and bolstering recruitment and retention. Master plans are more than a campus-wide tool, and with thoughtful planning and execution, institutions can craft a vision tailored to student needs related to housing, dining, and the co-curricular student experience. Using concrete examples, this session will illustrate how student experience-driven planning and creative implementation strategies can bolster student success while using institutional resources more effectively.

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Conference Presentations

Delivered
March 8, 2020

2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2020

Leading with Culture and Community to Transform a University Building

We will share the planning behind the transformation of Yale Law School's Baker Hall and demonstrate how deeply engaging the new occupant's culture can powerfully guide building transformation.
Abstract: How can a university building, intended for short-term use, be re-purposed to support over-all university planning, embody the culture of a new user, and enhance that user group's pedagogy? Reusing campus structures can be highly effective, but limitations and pre-conceptions can be challenging. We will share the planning behind the transformation of Yale Law School's Baker Hall and demonstrate how deeply engaging the new occupant's culture can powerfully guide building transformation.

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Conference Presentations

Delivered
October 28, 2019

2019 North Central Regional Conference | October 2019

Highlander Accelerator

Upending Conventional Models for Higher Education in Underserved Neighborhoods

In this session, we will discuss how to successfully plan campus facilities that accommodate place-specific educational content for non-traditional and underrepresented students as well as lifelong learning for community members.
Abstract: In underserved communities, higher education can visibly and accessibly integrate into a suite of critical community-based programs. In this session, we will discuss how to successfully plan campus facilities that accommodate place-specific educational content for non-traditional and underrepresented students as well as lifelong learning for community members. Come explore our roadmap for success with an increasingly relevant sector of higher education that addresses marginalized communities.

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Free

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Free

Conference Presentations

Delivered
October 28, 2019

2019 North Central Regional Conference | October 2019

Predictive Analytics

Harness Digital Information for a Current Master Plan

We will discuss a computational metrics mobile app and how Miami University uses it for master planning.
Abstract: Long-range master plans make assumptions about the future, but historic data is actually a more reliable predictor. A master plan built on data, not assumptions, is also easier to adapt to changes. We will discuss a computational metrics mobile app and how Miami University uses it for its master plan. With practical tools and processes in hand, you will be able to prioritize available data, make more informed planning decisions, and align your team before executing future planning priorities on your campus.

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Free

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Free

Conference Presentations

Delivered
October 28, 2019

2019 North Central Regional Conference | October 2019

The University as Neighborhood Builder

Leading an Integrated Process

We will show you how to see your institution's land from a new perspective, apply fresh ideas about mixed-use campus space, and use an integrated planning process to build consensus in times of change.
Abstract: This session will discuss how Michigan State University re-envisioned 140 acres through an integrated planning and exploratory design process that required continual adaptation. When building a vision for large land parcel redevelopment as a mixed-use, vibrant district, it is important to have an adaptive planning process with strong leadership and inclusive dialogue. We will show you how to see your institution's land from a new perspective, apply fresh ideas about mixed-use campus space, and use an integrated planning process to build consensus in times of change.

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Free

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Free

Conference Presentations

Delivered
October 28, 2019

2019 North Central Regional Conference | October 2019

Developing New Typologies for Innovative Group Housing in Under-Utilized Spaces

This session will describe how an innovative typology for students’ small-group living transformed and expanded group living options at Lawrence University.
Abstract: To be fully residential without adding campus buildings, Lawrence University successfully prototyped new group housing typologies in under-utilized residential building space across campus. This session will describe how an innovative typology for students’ small-group living transformed and expanded group living options in surprising, incongruous campus spaces. You will learn how the expanded project team, tasked with thinking outside of the box, invented a new housing typology uniquely connected to the existing campus culture and site.

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Free

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Free

Conference Presentations

Delivered
October 6, 2019

2019 Southern Regional Conference | October 2019

First-Year Success

Campus Housing Models that Help Students Succeed

We will share examples of rapidly changing student expectations and prepare you to assess your first-year student housing offerings and evaluate their relationships to student success.
Abstract: Institutions have determined through surveys and research that building design and location significantly affect first-year student's happiness and academic success. In response, they are implementing significant changes to on-campus housing. Understanding how different housing models influence first-year students allows institutions to provide students with a strong social foundation that can significantly affect recruitment and retention. We will share examples of rapidly changing student expectations and prepare you to assess your student housing offerings and evaluate their relationships to student success.

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Free

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Free

Conference Presentations

Delivered
September 11, 2019

2019 North Central Symposium | September 2019

P3@UIC

Why and What it Looks Like

A case study of an academic and residential complex at University of Illinois-Chicago, and plans for future multi-use center.

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Free

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Conference Presentations

Delivered
September 11, 2019

2019 North Central Symposium | September 2019

Private-Private Partnerships

P3 for Private Institutions

Examine a number of cases where Butler University (a private institution) leveraged relationships with public and private partners to provide value to students and the greater community.

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Free

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Free