Conference Recordings

Adapting the Campus

Thoughtful Planning + Re-Shaping Physical Space in Real-Time
Published September 25, 2020
Presented by Lakshmi Chilukuri, University of California, San Diego | Walt Kanzler, University of California, San Diego | Robert Clossin, University of California, San Diego | Thom Greving, HKS | Upali Nanda, HKS
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of California-San Diego

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is implementing its Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) to transform the physical environment into a premier destination for students, patients, faculty, staff, and the community. While this vision remains intact, the pandemic has tested campus resiliency. We will share how UCSD is navigating the fall semester and its overall vision for the campus, including opening a living and learning neighborhood to enhance student life and success in the midst of the pandemic. Come learn about this project’s guiding principles, research-based design, lessons learned, and best practices for adapting to a changing environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain how a detailed LRDP can guide your campus’s physical development and serve as a catalyst for productive change.
  2. Discuss how thoughtfully-designed campus spaces for living, learning, and interacting can transform the student experience and the local community.
  3. Identify key design considerations for integrating a new living and learning neighborhood into an existing campus lifestyle.
  4. Describe how to apply data, research, and best practices to create resilient living and learning environments.


Lakshmi Chilukuri

Sixth College
University of California, San Diego

Walt Kanzler

Senior Director of Design and Development Services
University of California, San Diego

Robert Clossin

Director of Campus Planning
University of California, San Diego

Thom Greving

Principal and Regional Design Director

Upali Nanda

Principal and Firmwide Director of Research

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 2.0 Unit (SCUPP20P004) | AICP CM 2.0 Unit

Presented 9/24/2020.

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