Conference Recordings

Reaping the Benefits of a New Building? Without Building New

Published March 11, 2021
Presented by Jennifer Amster, EYP | Laura Berman, Rutgers University | Justin Shultz, EYP Architecture & Engineering
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Owing to the pandemic's economic impact, campus budgets are facing greater challenges to recruit students and meet expectations for state-of-the-art spaces. In this session, we'll demonstrate how to renovate your campus spaces to maximize programming and performance. We've integrated key aspects of high-performance design into a planning approach that addresses the unique challenges of modernizing existing buildings, accommodating future-focused programming needs, and minimizing operational costs. Come learn about a process that will help you consider the highest use of all resources through a variety of lenses and work with stakeholders on your campus to develop a common vision.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Address your campus's sustainability goals and operational efficiency and identify a variety of tools for analyzing building design options and related budget decisions.
  2. Discuss the distinctions between using design tools for new buildings as opposed to existing buildings while considering modernization needs and renovation strategies.
  3. Evaluate existing program spaces to assess their academic performance and ability to meet learners' and researchers' expectations for team-based, experiential education and collaborative discovery.
  4. Address end-users' concerns about renovation by explaining creative solutions for optimizing program organization in existing buildings and other campus planning challenges.


Jennifer Amster

Academic Planning, Principal

Laura Berman

Assistant University Architect / Senior Director of Design
Rutgers University

Justin Shultz

Senior Building Performance Analyst
EYP Architecture & Engineering

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPM21C1126) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Recorded March 11, 2021.

Member Price: $35 USD | Non-member Price: $50 USD
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