Conference Presentations

Transform Educational Facilities for Innovative Learning and Environmental Stewardship

Delivered March 8, 2020
Presented by Jason Forney, Principal, Bruner/Cott Architects | Michael Nieminen, Partner, Kliment Halsband Architects | Thomas Huf, Senior Program Manager, Facilities Programming and Planning, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Campus planners are tasked with creating 21st century learning environments, moving towards carbon neutrality, and repairing buildings that are near the end of their useful lives. Transformative reuse addresses these issues. With creative design and programming, under-utilized campus buildings from all eras can be transformed into sustainable, thriving, innovative learning environments that align with current and future needs. We'll share recent examples of existing buildings that were transformed for new use and discuss the connection between carbon and building reuse.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Analyze the challenges and opportunities associated with transforming an existing campus building from any era into a contemporary, innovative learning environment.
  2. Identify opportunities for innovative and unique program spaces that are hidden in the fabric of existing buildings.
  3. Illustrate the programmatic opportunities present in the size, shape, and volume of a variety of existing building types.
  4. Quantify the connection between building reuse and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, embodied carbon, and operational carbon.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPN20C272) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

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