Conference Recordings

Centering Wellbeing and Whole Student Health on Campus

Published March 10, 2021
Presented by Lauren Shirley, VMDO Architects | Christopher Holstege, University of Virginia | Tom Roberts, University of Richmond | Bridget Weikel | Jim Kovach, VMDO Architects
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Today's students are facing unique health challenges, which means that next-generation student health facilities must maximize accessibility and deepen service offerings that are attuned to student needs and behaviors. In this session, a panel featuring three different universities will discuss how they're reorganizing campus space and resources to prioritize student health and wellbeing. Mapping wellbeing onto different types of campus space is an important and timely development in campus planning. Join us as we take a deep dive into three recent campus projects aimed at promoting student health and share takeaways at critical junctures of the integrated planning processes.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify critical decision points at three key phases of the process: planning, engagement, and design.
  2. Help to negotiate successful cross-campus partnerships and manage various milestones in the integrated planning process for student health and wellness centers.
  3. Facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue around building inclusion and access to healthcare and well-being resources on campus.
  4. Identify and support design opportunities that embrace the connections between health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition to create a “whole student” healthcare model.


Lauren Shirley

VMDO Architects

Christopher Holstege

Executive Director Student Health and Wellness
University of Virginia

Tom Roberts

Associate Vice President Health and Well-being
University of Richmond

Bridget Weikel

Jim Kovach

Senior Associate
VMDO Architects

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPM21C1124) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Recorded March 10, 2021.

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