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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

Transforming Medical Center Pandemic Responses into Creative Community Partnerships

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 North Central Regional Conference. Join us to discover how you can apply academic medical center (AMC) pandemic responses for long-term best practices at your institution.
Webinar Recordings

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

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.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #16

Helping Vulnerable Students Meet Basic Needs
Published 2020
From The Hope Center at Temple University, Paula Umaña discusses caring and communication: the need to identify your most vulnerable students, then ensure that available assistance is visible and easy for them to access.
Webinar Recordings

Who Guarantees That Your Campus is Safe for Return?

Published 2020
Recorded June 23. In this webinar, Harvard’s Joseph Allen and John Macomber discussed their new book, Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, and in particular, what are best practices today as organizations think about prudent return.

This is part of the series “Less Talk, More Action: Tactical Topics to Return to Campus.”

Webinar Recordings

How to Transform Your Learning Environments for COVID-19

Space Planning for Healthy Classrooms
Published 2020
Recorded June 18. While it’s daunting to have to reconfigure classrooms and reexamine pedagogy and campus operations, in the best light this pandemic offers an opportunity for rapid experimentation and innovation. Panelists from leading planning and design firm Sasaki and Smith College discussed how institutions can dig into their existing classroom data to engage in scenario modeling and clearly understand how classroom capacities and scheduling will shift this fall.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: Emotional Intelligence

Time for a Check In
Published 2020
Recorded June 17. Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and harness your emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving, to regulate your own emotions when necessary, and to help others do the same. The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the greatest test of emotional intelligence in a generation. It’s time for a check-in.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: COVID-19 Physical Distancing in Classrooms

Published 2020
Recorded June 10. We are all trying to figure out how to safely bring students back to classrooms for the fall semester. A discussion about 6-foot physical distancing layout modifications in existing classrooms, reduced occupancy yields when dealing with fixed seating versus movable seating, creating instructor zones, creating alternate instruction spaces.
Partner Content

Secret Service

Subtle Design Factors Have a Dramatic Effect in Residence Hall Safety
Published 2020
Campuses focus on safety as they welcome students back into residence halls—but it won't be the only thing they consider. In this new normal, the mission of community and collaboration hasn't changed, but the ways in which it is achieved may have to.

Partner: Learning by Design

Conference Presentations

Integrating Security With Wellness and Biophilic Design

Published 2019
Illustrating the latest security, wellness, and biophilic design integration strategies, this session will provide you with essential tools for evaluating both prospective designs and existing conditions on your campus.
Partner Content

How the Built Environment Can Support Mental Health on Campus

Published 2018
The built environment has a powerful impact on the mental health and wellness of students. Mental well-being can be supported throughout the campus by incorporating many thoughtful planning and design approaches.

Partner: Learning by Design

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