Conference Recordings

Evolution of a Mall into a Future-Proofed Campus

Published October 6, 2020
Presented by Tommy Kosarek, Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects | Bill Mullane, WSM Architecture (Formerly Austin Community College District) | Angela Whitaker-Williams, Perkins and Will
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Austin Community College District

Austin Community College District (ACCD) has adapted to changing times and students’ evolving needs by using an integrated planning process, focusing on the future of education, and designing for flexibility. We’ll explore how ACCD transformed a declining mall into the Highland Campus, which supports student success through embracing new pedagogies, technology, and integrated programs that prepare students for the future. In this session, you’ll learn how you can use the Highland Campus as a successful model for planning and developing new and existing campuses that enhance student success and prepare institutions for change.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Engage faculty, administrators, students to guide the campus community through periods of change and integrate programs that benefit both the campus and the public.
  2. Explore opportunities for successful public-private partnerships.
  3. Implement new paradigms for education delivery and measure their impact on student success.
  4. Incorporate data for design flexibility in order to prepare students and future proof your campus.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPS20C888) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit


Tommy Kosarek

Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects

Bill Mullane

WSM Architecture
(Formerly Austin Community College District)

Angela Whitaker-Williams

Principal, Austin Practice Leader
Perkins and Will

Recorded October 6, 2020.

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