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The Role of Community Colleges in Future-proofing Education

Published July 12, 2021
Presented by Richard Fort, Johnson County Community College | Anastasia Huggins, BNIM Architects | James Pfeiffer, BNIM Architects
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Johnson County Community College

With the cost of education skyrocketing, institutions must address the demographic cliff for future generations of learners. Community colleges offer important lessons regarding educational offerings across a diverse background and recognize how workforce development can inform campus planning and design. In this session, we'll share how community colleges can use metrics to understand long-term projections around regional enrollment needs and use human purpose integrated design to build for the future.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate your current masterplan using lessons learned from community colleges in regards to educational offerings and access in a post-COVID environment.
  2. Incorporate design solutions that create diverse spatial and programmatic options to help overcome causal factors in a diminishing workforce.
  3. Include workforce development as a driver for planning and design.
  4. Discuss how you can use your building as an educational tool by establishing a robust program that uses metrics for continual improvement.


Richard Fort, Dean, Industrial Technology Division, Johnson County Community College
Anastasia Huggins, Associate Principal, BNIM Architects
James Pfeiffer,Associate Principal, Architecture, BNIM Architects

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1 Unit (SCUP56C1310) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Recorded 7/12/21.

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