Conference Presentations

The Evolving Academic Workplace

Delivered March 8, 2020
Presented by Mark Thaler, Senior Associate, Gensler | Marc Bruffett, Principal/Strategy Director, Gensler | Eugene Villalobos, Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Capital Project Management, Columbia University

The increasing cost and scarcity of real estate are causing universities to think strategically about workplace needs. Adapting new trends in workplace design can position institutions to future-proof space and meet stakeholder expectations. These trends include the use of evidence-based tools that collect data on work modes in order to tailor space that enables maximum productivity and effectiveness. Learn current methodologies for effective, function-based workplace planning that eliminate redundancies, break down silos, allow dynamic modes of working, and increase collaboration.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Assess opportunities to incorporate better workplace planning into projects and evaluate how this might impact your real estate portfolio.
  2. Identify ideal programs and departments to implement changing workplace strategies.
  3. Develop planning and design strategies for a dynamic workplace.
  4. Describe survey tools that uncover specific work modes and their relative importance to job function.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPN20C487) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

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