Conference Recordings

Innovative Universities of the Future

Exploring Five Plausible Models
Published March 10, 2021
Presented by Jay Deshmukh, Global Learning+ Studio, IBI Group | David Staley, The Ohio State University – Department of History
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Universities must reinvent themselves in order to effectively navigate a VUCA world and ensure future success. The pandemic has accelerated trends in higher education, requiring institutions to question the status quo of their organizational structures and related built infrastructure. In this session, a historian and an architect will share conceptual new forms for innovation, exploring structures for hybrid education and speculative designs for innovative universities. Join us to reimagine the conceptual and physical forms for five 'reinvented' universities and envision plausible scenarios for innovative change.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Review the potential impact of trends in higher education within your institutional context and campus's physical infrastructure and operations.
  2. Engage meaningfully with your institution's stakeholders and partners in regards to 'enterprise innovation' in higher education and discuss integrated strategies for differentiation and positive change.
  3. Develop a vocabulary for addressing innovation in higher education at varied scales of the campus and community.
  4. Explore a toolkit for reimagining your post-pandemic campus along with a framework for prioritizing future planning and design projects.


Jay Deshmukh

Global Learning+ Studio, IBI Group

David Staley

Associate Professor
The Ohio State University – Department of History

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPM21C1066) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Recorded March 10, 2021.

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