Conference Recordings

Raising the Bar for High-performance Buildings Amid Unplanned Campus Growth

Published October 26, 2021
Presented by Mark Holmes, Knox College | Lewis McNeel, Lake|Flato
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Knox College

Institutions must be increasingly nimble and respond gracefully to unexpected changes while still elevating aspirations for high-performance facilities. Knox College's new campus expansion demonstrates a useful roadmap for raising the bar for high-performance buildings amid rapid and unexpected growth to accommodate a new arts district. Join us to hear the success story of Knox's unplanned expansion using an integrated, flexible, and collaborative process that yielded a high-efficiency, high-performance, and award-winning academic art building.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Prepare for rapid pivots during your building project with a nimble, responsive, and problem-solving mindset.
  2. Nurture direct and transparent collaborative relationships between your design team, institutional staff, user groups, and contractor at the very outset of a building project.
  3. Showcase your institution's aspirations for its building clearly and directly through demonstrative design.
  4. Collaboratively set initial goals for your high-performance building and establish a method for measuring results after the project's completion.


Mark Holmes, Chair, Department of Art and Art History, Knox College
Lewis McNeel, Associate Partner, Lake|Flato

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPC21C1416) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Delivered 10/26/2021.

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