Conference Recordings

Connecting Wellbeing With Learning and Engagement

Published July 14, 2021
Presented by Jessica Figenholtz, Perkins&Will | Jody Gerome, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine | Tina Whalen, University of Cincinnati
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Ohio University-Main Campus, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

During the pandemic, institutions are pivoting away from traditional silos and turning to internal integration to advance whole student wellbeing—building human capacity, resiliency, and confidence to meet challenges and persist. Wellbeing should not be an afterthought, but rather a driving principle that guides decisions throughout the planning process. We'll demonstrate how two universities are using design to drive impact, sharing resources, and working together to build programs that prioritize student wellbeing. Join us to find out how intentional integration of curriculum, adjacencies, policies, and recruitment can benefit your bottom line and campus environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use a list of engagement strategies as a resource in your future facility-planning discussions.
  2. Assess spaces to better understand how to foster collaboration between students, faculty, staff, and campus health professionals towards the goal of promoting holistic health.
  3. Discuss operational tactics and design features as advocated by the WELL Building Certification program, such as specialized nutrition areas and mindfulness breaks that align with newly-developed curriculum.
  4. Advocate for a higher level of experiential learning environment that provides inspired spaces for students and uses the latest improvements in technology.


Jessica Figenholtz, Higher Education Practice Leader, Associate Principal, Perkins&Will
Jody Gerome, Senior Associate Dean Medical Education, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tina Whalen, Dean, University of Cincinnati

Continuing Education Units: AIA HSW 1 Unit (SCUP56C1234) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Recorded 7/14/21.

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