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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

Leading with Culture and Community to Transform a University Building

Published 2020
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.
Conference Presentations

Transform Educational Facilities for Innovative Learning and Environmental Stewardship

Published 2020
We'll share recent examples of existing buildings that were transformed for new use and discuss the connection between carbon and building reuse.
Webinar Recordings

Transforming Vacated Office Space Into Modern Learning Environments

Published 2020
We will discuss how Sacred Heart University acquired the GE world headquarters facility, transforming it to create a modern, nationally branded campus.
Conference Presentations

A Growing Business School’s Vertical Campus in a Leased Downtown Location

Published 2019
This session will delve into the opportunities and challenges involved with locating a Johns Hopkins University's new business school in a leased, downtown, high-rise building mixing students with other occupants of the building.
Conference Presentations

Iconic Design Problem Solving and Entrepreneurship Create Collaborative Incubator Spaces

Published 2019
We will reveal our methodology for how institutions can generate new economies, define an innovation campus identity, and utilize brownfields.
Conference Presentations

Revitalization at Harvard’s Center

Published 2019
Come learn how we successfully navigated stakeholder outreach and generated a campus center design solution within the existing building.
Conference Presentations

The Kodak Legacy Reimagined

From Factory to Educational Institution
Published 2019
Monroe Community College opened its new urban campus in fall 2017 through an initiative that repurposed an industrial complex into a vibrant community college steeped in town/gown relationships that provide mutual benefits.
Partner Content

An Intersection of College and Community: Transforming Unused Facilities Into Vibrant Learning Centers can be a Win-Win

Published 2019
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) collaborated with SCUP for an article in this issue of Learning By Design. Read how Austin Community College repurposed facilities in an abandoned mall into a high-tech center for developmental math instruction.

Partner: Learning by Design

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Teaching, Learning, Doing in Collaborative SpacesLocked

From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
The intermingling of undergraduate students with grad students, post-docs, faculty, and commercial interests in one innovative facility results in better academic experiences.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Creating a New Campus DestinationLocked

From Volume 43 Number 4 | July–September 2015
The project offers preservation, building revitalization, and adaptive reuse as an alternative model for sustainable campus growth.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Doing More with LessLocked

Five Trends in Higher Education Design
From Volume 42 Number 1 | October–December 2013
Just a few years ago we would strive to utilize a space during 60 percent of its usable hours; now we are asked to strive for 70 to 80 percent utilization.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Creating a Place for Introductory MathematicsLocked

Academic Needs Drive Adaptive Reuse Project
From Volume 41 Number 1 | October–December 2012
Sometimes thinking outside the box requires designing within the box—be that box a university prerequisite or a campus facility.