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What We’ve Learned and What’s Next

Creative Approaches from Urban Universities
Published March 19, 2021
Presented by Yogesh Saoji, DLR Group | Kenneth Faron, School of Visual Arts New York | Suzanne Musho, New York Institute of Technology
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
New York Institute of Technology, School of Visual Arts

Urban campuses are under stress, but in this session we'll share planning and design approaches to help urban institutions thrive as well as navigate strategic priorities, partnerships, programming changes, facilities, and real estate strategies. We'll highlight approaches and lessons learned from two New York City institutions during the pandemic, including creatively retrofitting their campus facilities amidst a crisis period of declining revenue and enrollments. Join us to learn new physical, academic, financial, and operational strategies that can reshape your campus while ensuring its long-term success.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Assess short-term and long-term actions that can make urban campuses more resilient.
  2. Identify strategies to help your institution confront a funding crisis and declining enrollment.
  3. Explain how to reinvent existing and new facilities in anticipation of advancements in pedagogy and technology.
  4. Compare how different institutions deal with new models of learning, partnerships, and real estate strategies with a focus on changes to programs and curricula.


Yogesh Saoji

Planning and Urban Design Leader
DLR Group

Kenneth Faron

Associate Director Capital Projects
School of Visual Arts New York

Suzanne Musho

Vice President, Capital Planning and Facilities Management, Chief Architect
New York Institute of Technology

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPN21C1131) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Recorded March 19, 2021.

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