Conference Recordings

No Net New Space

Realigning Existing Space with a Forward-Looking Vision
Published March 10, 2021
Presented by Shannon Dowling, Ayers Saint Gross | Lori Blackwood, Longwood University | Jerry Jerome, Longwood University
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Longwood University

Post-COVID, many institutions are finding that their existing space portfolio no longer matches their students' needs, but their budgets are stretched. This session will explore Longwood University's mission to reallocate existing space to align with a new core curriculum centered on deep learning, creativity, and collaboration. We'll share Longwood's process and demonstrate how your institution can use it to assess existing space, reallocate underutilized space, align its budget, and advocate for student and faculty buy-in.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain basic FICM space categories and their relationship to today's forward-looking, student-centered learning environment.
  2. Analyze your institution's existing space allocation portfolio in relationship to post-COVID trends and metrics.
  3. Plan for an inclusive and campus-wide study that will incorporate the voices of all stakeholders.
  4. Apply lessons learned from Longwood's process to plan and budget your projects - both contingent and non-contingent - to better ensure overall success.


Shannon Dowling

Senior Associate
Ayers Saint Gross

Lori Blackwood

Director for Space Planning and Real Estate Services
Longwood University

Jerry Jerome

Facilities Planner
Longwood University

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPM21C1086) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Recorded March 10, 2021.

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