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March 10, 2021

2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2021

Innovative Universities of the Future

Exploring Five Plausible Models

In this session, a historian and an architect will share conceptual new forms for innovation, exploring structures for hybrid education and speculative designs from five 'reinvented' universities.
Abstract: Universities must reinvent themselves in order to effectively navigate a VUCA world and ensure future success. The pandemic has accelerated trends in higher education, requiring institutions to question the status quo of their organizational structures and related built infrastructure. In this session, a historian and an architect will share conceptual new forms for innovation, exploring structures for hybrid education and speculative designs for innovative universities. Join us to reimagine the conceptual and physical forms for five 'reinvented' universities and envision plausible scenarios for innovative change.

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March 10, 2021

2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2021

Keynote | VCU | Social Unrest in the Midst of a Pandemic . . . Now What?

Join us to discuss how VCU changed its planning strategies and built campus environment to simultaneously address a public health crisis and calls for social reform.
Abstract: When the pandemic forced students, faculty, and staff off campus in March 2020, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) had just begun initial investments to implement the first phases of its recently completed master plan. What impacts would the pandemic have on the master plan, space planning, and the delivery of VCU's core mission? While VCU adapted and planned for a return to campus, Richmond became a center of social unrest with protests throughout VCU's campuses. Join us to discuss how VCU changed its planning strategies and built campus environment to simultaneously address a public health crisis and calls for social reform.

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March 9, 2021

2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2021

Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus Infrastructure

An Institution's Vision

In order to achieve their ambitious goal of decarbonization by 2035, Swarthmore College carried out the design and planned implementation of new campus energy systems. Learn how to apply their valuable strategies to create a sustainable decarbonized environment for your campus community.
Abstract: In order to achieve their ambitious goal of decarbonization by 2035, Swarthmore College carried out the design and planned implementation of new campus energy systems. We'll discuss Swarthmore's experience in the actual implementation of decarbonization strategies and share the latest information on cost, carbon reduction, and phasing considerations. Come learn how to evaluate central plant strategies, geoexchange wellfields, and renewable power sources and apply these valuable strategies to create a sustainable decarbonized environment for your campus community.

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March 9, 2021

2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2021

Adapting Campus Spaces for Generation Z at Carnegie Mellon University

In this session we'll share two recent CMU projects addressing Gen Z's preference for experiential learning, their digital proficiency, and their entrepreneurial spirit—and you can learn now to apply these methods to learning spaces on your campus.
Abstract: Generation Z is now on campus and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has been preparing. Different from Millennials, Gen Z are digital natives who need campus spaces that engage with this expertise and their preference for hands-on learning. In this session we'll share two recent CMU projects addressing Gen Z's preference for experiential learning, their digital proficiency, and their entrepreneurial spirit. Join us to find out how CMU uses space to engage Gen Z and apply these methods to learning spaces on your campus.

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March 9, 2021

2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2021

Using Technology to Facilitate a Safe Return to Campus

In order to facilitate a return to campus post-COVID, Penn State leveraged technology and cross-functional teams to successfully plan and implement safe social distancing measures across various rooms types using a decentralized management model.
Abstract: With thirty-three million square feet of space across twenty-three campuses, facility management is a complex process at Pennsylvania State University. In order to facilitate a return to campus post-COVID, Penn State leveraged technology and cross-functional teams to successfully plan and implement safe social distancing measures across various rooms types using a decentralized management model. Come learn from the successes and failures of a state-wide, multi-campus integrated planning and implementation effort to ensure the health and safety of the Penn State community.

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March 9, 2021

2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2021

Keynote | University of Pittsburgh

Come learn how the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) fostered a sense of community and belonging, created volunteer experiences, and motivated students to comply with health and safety rules during a public health crisis.
Abstract: Early in the pandemic, the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) took deliberate steps to communicate, engage, and collaborate with its campus and surrounding neighborhood. These actions included health and safety measures and programs, channels for addressing concerns, and efforts to meet basic campus and community needs. This session will focus on how the university encouraged adherence to health and safety guidelines by using a framework emphasizing culture, education, compliance, and support. Come learn how Pitt fostered a sense of community and belonging, created volunteer experiences, and motivated students to comply with health and safety rules during a public health crisis.

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March 8, 2021

2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2021

Leveraging Landholdings to Promote Equity and Inclusion at Gallaudet University

Come learn how you can facilitate agency for all by using Gallaudet University’s model for leveraging campus assets to develop more equitable space and improve the wellbeing of your campus community.
Abstract: Gallaudet University actively engages in joint-venture enterprises to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the public realm by leveraging university aspirations to create a more socially-just society. In this session, we'll share how Gallaudet's 2022 campus master plan motto 'From Isolation to Innovation' inspires mixed-use redevelopment to serve as a bridge between languages and social barriers. Come learn how you can facilitate agency for all by using our model for leveraging campus assets to develop more equitable space and improve the wellbeing of your campus community.

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March 8, 2021

2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2021

The Kitchens

How a Culinary Arts Program Supports Community Revitalization

In this session, you'll learn how RCC delivers culinary workforce training and academic programs in a satellite facility at the heart of a poverty-concentrated area, pushing back economic isolation and promoting learning and health.
Abstract: The Kitchens at Reynolds Community College (RCC) exemplify a developing national model, featuring public and private organizations in a successful collective effort to boost economic development and healthier outcomes in a historically under-resourced community. Integrated planning for The Kitchens involves community partnerships and collaboration in education, health and wellness, workforce training, and economic revitalization. In this session, you'll learn how RCC delivers culinary workforce training and academic programs in a satellite facility at the heart of a poverty-concentrated area, pushing back economic isolation and promoting learning and health.

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March 8, 2021

2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference | March 2021

The Library in Transition

A Community College Hub for Student Success

The transformation of CCP's library will aid a diverse student body with learning, tutoring, research, and social spaces—learn from this project and discover methods to help your students achieve educational success.
Abstract: The needs of inner-city community college students are widely varied. Community College of Philadelphia's (CCP) primary function is to provide them with tools and assistance to help them succeed, which is also the purpose of its newly-renovated library. Today's library is no longer just a book repository, but also an important communal hub for students. The transformation of CCP's library will aid a diverse student body with learning, tutoring, research, and social spaces. We'll share new ways for your institution's library to address these student needs and provide them with the best educational and social resources.

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