Conference Presentations

Keynote | When a Building is More Than a Building

Delivered October 5, 2021
Presented by Donde Plowman, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

We often think of buildings merely as structures that we design, build, and maintain. Yet in truth, these structures are also places that can make occupants feel a sense of belonging and of 'place' within a community that connects people to one another. Campus buildings that foster a sense of place and community can ignite our imaginations for delivering our institutional missions in new and meaningful ways. Join us in an exploration of how leadership at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville plays a key role in creating these welcoming campus spaces.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify physical characteristics of campus buildings that can create a sense of belonging at your institution.
  2. Explain how buildings have the ability to bring people together within a campus community.
  3. Recognize how you can help deliver your institution's mission through buildings that create a sense of 'place' for people on your campus.
  4. Describe the important role that leadership plays in creating welcoming places on campus.


Donde Plowman, Chancellor, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPS21P003) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Delivered 10/5/21.

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