Conference Recordings

How an Unprecedented Year Changed the Game for Campus Planning

Published October 27, 2021
Presented by David Broz, Gensler | Marcella David, Columbia College-Chicago | Ann Kalayil, Columbia College-Chicago | Meghan Webster, Gensler
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Columbia College-Chicago

Institutions are expanding the purpose, process, and outcomes of campus master planning as a vehicle for shaping a resilient, agile, and equitable future in the wake of the pandemic. This session will detail how a comprehensive process, involving stakeholder engagement, facility assessment, analytics, financial scenarios, prioritization, and real estate optimization can position institutions for long-term success. We'll present a campus planning proof case that Columbia College Chicago conducted during the pandemic, illustrating an evolved approach with tools and methods you can use to optimally prepare your institution for an unknown future.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Outline a strategy to help you determine 'highest and best use' of campus assets, space utilization, and optimal stewardship of resources based on quantitative and qualitative factors.
  2. Identify successes and challenges of the pandemic that you can apply to future planning strategies, including hybrid learning, evolving campus support services, and investment optimization.
  3. Explain how you can leverage partnerships to streamline future campus planning processes and establish mutually beneficial solutions for the campus as well as regional and global communities.
  4. Champion and consistently communicate a vision and plan for the future that aligns with your institutional mission while also navigating stakeholder voices, business challenges, community relations, and evolving academic goals.


David Broz, Principal, Gensler
Marcella David, Senior Vice President and Provost, Columbia College-Chicago
Ann Kalayil, Associate Vice President of Facilities and Construction, Columbia College-Chicago
Meghan Webster, Principal, Gensler

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPC21C1399) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Delivered 10/27/2021.

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