Conference Presentations

Student-Guided Facilities Planning at UVA

True Partnerships Between Students, Administrators, and Consultants
Delivered March 20, 2019
Presented by Richard Minturn, Marsh Pattie, Caroline West, d'Andre Willis
Planning Types: Campus Planning

How can we authentically engage students to make a positive impact on their environment? We will show how the planning and design process at the University of Virginia's (UVA) Student Activities Building made students a co-equal partner, used social science tools to identify what students valued, and amplified students' ability to guide design. You will learn how to engage students at your institution by applying discovery techniques, design thinking, journey mapping, and purposeful facilitation techniques to traditional programming and design problems.