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2019 Mid-Atlantic Conference – Student-Guided Facilities Planning at UVA: True Partnerships Between Students, Administrators, and Consultants

Presented by Richard Minturn, Marsh Pattie, Caroline West, d'Andre Willis

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.