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Where planning comes together. T​he power of SCUP is its community. We learn from one another, sharing how we’ve achieved success and, maybe more importantly, what we’ve learned from failure. SCUP authors, produces, and curates thousands of resources to help you prepare for the future, overcome challenges, and bring planning together at your college or university.
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Conference Presentations

Mindful Redesign for New and Effective Learning Environments Locked

Published 2021
Join us to discuss what our campuses are planning for the immediate and distant future of teaching and learning.
Webinar Recordings

Re-imagining Space Utilization

Published 2021
Engage with Ohio University’s ambitious approach to right-sizing and aligning physical space to programmatic needs. If you are entertaining radical change, this session will help you understand where to start, how to deliver in practice, and how to identify and express impacts that are mission-aligned to gain stakeholder buy-in.
Webinar Recordings

A Different Kind of SMART

Using Performance-Oriented Metrics to Redefine Success in a Forward-Focused Research Lab
Published 2021
In this presentation, we discuss how to identify and select appropriate metrics—equally focused on education and research—for evaluating “SMART” research laboratories.
Conference Presentations

Experience vs Convenience

Yale and UConn are Embracing Transactional Dining
Published 2021
Two universities share how their hospitality teams rethought their dining operations over the past year—UConn, as one of the country's largest self-operated food service programs, focused on maintaining diverse options; Yale, as a transformational organization, committed to table gatherings and healthy, locally-sourced food.
Conference Presentations

From Siloed to Sustainable

How the Connected Campus Builds Value and Agility
Published 2021
In this session, you'll learn how to combine digital and physical environments, promote diversity and inclusion, and implement flexibility within campus spaces to prepare your institution for a more blended world.
Conference Presentations

The European Experience

What Dublin and London Have Learned from the Pandemic
Published 2021
After a full year of shutdowns, virtual learning, and constant adaption, we will discuss how University College London and the University of Dublin responded to government mandates and how the crisis has shaped living and working arrangements.
Conference Presentations

Designing the Money

Resilient Long-term Planning for CSCU's Sixteen Campuses
Published 2021
In this session, we'll share how Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) applies a standard process to address its unique capital needs and withstand the test of time. CSCU maintains its 10-year capital plan in a dynamic environment to remain relevant and resilient for allocating resources equitably between its sixteen campuses with optimal effect.
Conference Presentations

What We’ve Learned and What’s Next

Creative Approaches from Urban Universities
Published 2021
We'll highlight approaches and lessons learned from two New York City institutions during the pandemic, including creatively retrofitting their campus facilities amidst a crisis period of declining revenue and enrollments.
Conference Presentations

Isttaniokaksini / Science Commons

University of Lethbridge Virtual Tour
Published 2021
Isttaniokaksini—the Blackfoot name bestowed on the new Science Commons for transdisciplinary science at the University of Lethbridge—means deep knowledge and awareness growing out of the unknown. Planned for many generations into the future, the design creates a highly sustainable, flexible, and supportive platform for discovering solutions to the challenges facing humanity, nature, and the universe.
Conference Presentations

The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center

Auburn University Virtual Tour
Published 2021
The latest installment of a developing arts district at Auburn University, The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center is an 85,000 gross square feet facility consisting of a multi-purpose performance hall, a flexible second venue and outdoor amphitheater, and public front-of-house and technical back-of-house support spaces. This virtual live tour will feature a mixture of produced video and live feed to offer an overview of the planning and architectural considerations involved in the design of a community-facing building.
Conference Presentations

Better Value and Outcomes through Integrative Design

Published 2021
In this session, we'll share our results and challenges with the Integrative Design Process (IDP) at Princeton, and show how you can use an IDP to realize better value and outcomes for your campus project.
Conference Presentations

Drilling Through the Carbon Barrier

Published 2021
As a model for other institutions, we'll contextualize and detail two of the largest and deepest ground-source heat pump-chiller systems used to unlock campus-wide carbon neutrality—at Boston University and Ball State University.
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