2007 North Central Regional Conference

"Our Campus—My Space"

October 15–17, 2007
Palmer Commons
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (USA)

Final Program (PDF)

The 2007 North Central Regional Conference was a success!

We'd like to thank everyone who attended and helped to make this event a great time to connect and learn from others.

We look forward to seeing you at another SCUP event!


Conference Proceedings

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 9:45 AM–10:45 AM
(CC-10) The Decline of Typological Difference in the Evolving Campus (PDF–6MB)

Ned A. Collier, Principal, Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects; Richard M. Jones, Senior Associate, Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects
The success of interdisciplinarity in academia has given way to the subtler concept of learning ecosystems—the dynamic interaction of a community of learners with their global educational environment. The traditional pattern of typological differentiation in campus planning needs to respond to this higher level of organization. What are the planning implications of considering an institution’s entire enterprise, rather than working from individual or departmental needs? Through case studies, this presentation will explore the implications of emerging learning ecosystems and the changing learning experience.
Convener: Lisa H. Macklin, Comprehensive Facilities Planning, Inc


Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
(CC-21) Relevance and Relationships: A Student Center With Meaning (PDF–63.9MB)

Paul Ickes, Lead Cost Estimator, Miller-Davis Company; Paul Manstrom, Director, Facilities Management, Kalamazoo College; Thomas R. Mathison, Principal, TowerPinkster
Design for college students is more than form and function, organization and efficiency; it’s ultimately a reflection of themselves or higher aspirations they seek. Through a case study of a student center renovation at a small midwest private college, you will learn about the establishment of student priorities and the impact of their voice to influence design. You will see the connection of mission, culture, and function to transform a tired building into the "heart and hearth" of the college.
Convener: Dick A. Rigterink, The Campus Studio


Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 9:15 AM–10:15 AM
(CC-23) Siena Heights University—A Value-Centered Plan (PDF–39.6MB)

Philip G. Enderle, Landscape Architect/Senior Associate, The Collaborative Inc; Paul R. Hollenbeck, Architect/Partner, The Collaborative Inc; Lee Johnson, Senior Vice President, Business and Finance, Siena Heights University
As a high school senior, which would you choose to attend—a seemingly "with it" institution, or a university that provides value-based, quality programs but struggles with enrollment and appears outdated?
This session will examine the journey Siena Heights University is undertaking to "reinvent" itself. Recognizing the need to grow to survive, the master planning team will demonstrate how the planning process is setting a new vision . . . one that attracts new students, supports the existing community, and respects/re-translates the university’s Dominican values into a campus plan.
Convener: Anthony Catchot, University of Michigan