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Webinar Recordings

Unleashing the Power of Difference

Creating Neuro-Inclusive Learning Spaces
Published 2021
We live in a neurodiverse world. Spaces that support sensory needs can allow a wider range of students to flourish, creating a more equitable—and more flexible—environment. Leaders from Thomas Jefferson University and Verona Carpenter Architects will share examples across typologies of innovative solutions, unleashing the generative power of difference.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

‘Colorblind-Spots’ in Campus DesignLocked

Planners and Architects Can Offer Solutions That Center on Social Justice
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
Educational leaders are noting that conventional campus design planning efforts have neglected to include the voices of historically underserved communities. Socio-spatial inquiry can help institutions offer an equity approach to inclusivity and authentic engagement.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

From Lagging to LeadingLocked

Bentley University and Boston College Sack Stereotypes About Athletic Facility Sustainability and Energy Performance
From Volume 48 Number 4 | July–September 2020
An integrated team of cross-discipline collaborators accomplished their objective of creatively reimagining athletic facilities at two institutions for the greater good of each campus and its community. Using sustainable and cost-efficient design opportunities and aligned technologies, they succeeded in countering the outdated stereotype of the athletic building as a lagging energy performer.
Webinar Recordings

Passive House Design and Residence Halls

The Perfect Pairing
Published 2020
The session will discuss the basics of Passive House (PH) design, how it can both save energy and improve the quality of the interior environment. The presenters will illustrate how Passive House design has been incorporated from both a design and administrative standpoint at the new residence hall at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Webinar Recordings

Mitigating Stress

What Neuroscience Teaches Us About Work and Collaboration
Published 2020
Backed by neuroscience research from the NBBJ Fellowship Program with New York Times best-selling author Dr. John Medina—an initiative by the global design and planning firm NBBJ—this session presents research and ideas to create more uplifting experiences at work and how to mitigate stress for frontline workers, both immense challenges in light of an ongoing pandemic and the associated economic uncertainty.
Conference Presentations

A Research-Based Approach to Designing Higher Education Academic Spaces

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 North Central Regional Conference. This session will explore the new Academic and Residential Complex at the University of Illinois at Chicago to demonstrate the important role that research played in shaping its design.
Conference Presentations

Campus Tour: Northwestern University

The Functional Convergence of North Campus to Maximize Growth
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 North Central Regional Conference. Touring select spaces in the Kellogg Global Hub, our professional business school, and Mudd Hall, a mixed-use research and library building, this session will provide an overview of recent north campus development.

Safe, Smart Campuses for the Pandemic and Beyond

Published 2020
Recorded October 12.To examine how colleges are continuing to function during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chronicle gathered a group of design experts, architects, public-health officials, college leaders, and student affairs officers for this virtual forum. Panelists discussed the lessons learned and how they are applying them to help everyone on campus thrive in spite of the present challenges:
Conference Presentations

Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus Tour

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. This virtual tour will explore how the campus embraces its multi-cultural history and uses the Ybor City National District as a living laboratory to facilitate its programs with a focus on Hillsborough Community College’s community connections.
Conference Presentations

Keynote: Healthy People, Healthy Planet

WELL Buildings Ignite a Second Wave of Sustainability Amidst a Global Health Crisis
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. Learn about the latest evidence behind WELL’s new Health-Safety Rating for Facilities Management and Operations, and how the WELL Building Standard can elevate the role of buildings in the fight against COVID-19.
Conference Presentations

USF CAMLS Tour

Saving Lives Through Healthcare Simulation
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. The University of South Florida’s (USF) Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation (CAMLS) is a world-class facility dedicated to simulation-based healthcare education, training, and developing innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes and reduce preventable medical errors.
Conference Presentations

Adapting the Campus

Thoughtful Planning + Re-Shaping Physical Space in Real-Time
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Pacific Regional Conference. We will share how The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is navigating the fall semester and its overall vision for the campus, including opening a living and learning neighborhood to enhance student life and success in the midst of the pandemic.
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