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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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Phased Transformations of Academic Buildings

Can’t vacate the facility? Renovation in stages can be planned efficiently.
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
When you’re renovating a campus building, you’re contending with dust, noise, vibration, the risk of budget overruns, relocating occupants, extended timelines, and more. Following best practices of experienced planners can help you to mitigate the most common challenges.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Super-Sizing Active LearningLocked

The University of Illinois at Chicago had small spaces. It was time to trade up.
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
Campuses are familiar with small spaces outfitted with active learning design, but what could be added to a large space—such as a lecture hall for freshman pre-requisite courses—to keep students engaged in the instruction?
Conference Presentations

Bringing Industry, Education, and Non-Profits Together

Published 2019
In this session, we will discuss the Construction Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus, that facilitates project-based learning to bring industry partners, non-profits, and students together under a common vision.
Conference Presentations

Swarthmore College

Maxine F. Singer ’52 Hall
Published 2019
Swarthmore College’s leadership shares insight into how the college’s newest addition, Maxine Frank Singer ‘72 Hall, decided to create a collaborative environment by combining three academic departments—Biology, Engineering, and Psychology.
Conference Presentations

From Stymied to STEM Lab

Purdue University’s Master Plan Success
Published 2019
We will share lessons learned from Purdue University's college master plan and STEM building that you can use to clarify thinking, focus need, build a case for a new project, and set the stage for future growth.
Conference Presentations

One Campus. Two Institutions. Three Libraries.

Published 2019
Discuss the evolution of three libraries built in three separate centuries on the Bronx Community College of The City University of New York campus.
Conference Presentations

Culture and Collaboration – Planning the Chinese Home for Schwarzman Scholars

Published 2019
This session is about the challenges and opportunities associated with designing the Beijing home for a newly established international fellowship program – Schwarzman Scholars – at Tsinghua University.
Conference Presentations

Rethinking the Faculty Office

Published 2019
This review of faculty workspace innovations across our region's institutions will challenge conventional thinking about how faculty space should be allocated within departments.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Campus RenewalLocked

Working With What You’ve Got
From Volume 46 Number 3 | April–June 2018
Through a holistic approach emphasizing selective revitalization and limited new construction, Laurentian University transformed its facilities to significantly enhance the student experience.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Library as Learning CommonsLocked

From Volume 46 Number 3 | April–June 2018
Even in the digital age, the library plays a fundamental role in campus life and learning, particularly when it’s updated to meet the needs of 21st-century students and pedagogies.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Enhancing the Student Experience in the SciencesLocked

The Pennsylvania State University Creates a Nucleus for Student Education and Advising
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Science education and science student retention are improved by transforming an underutilized campus space into an Academic Support Center that colocates critical undergraduate academic services.
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