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Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Campus for the Evolving Technologies

Technology will change how campuses are designed and used.
Webinar Recordings

A Community College Perspective on Their Role in Future-Proofing Education

Richard Fort from Johnson County Community College and James Pfeiffer from BNIM will share lessons learned from post-covid educational offerings and incorporating a diversity of spatial and programmatic options to facilitate workforce development.
Conference Recordings

A Research-Based Approach to Designing Higher Education Academic Spaces

This session will explore the new Academic and Residential Complex at the University of Illinois at Chicago to demonstrate the important role that research played in shaping its design.
Conference Presentations

Bringing Industry, Education, and Non-Profits Together

In this session, we will discuss the Construction Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus, that facilitates project-based learning to bring industry partners, non-profits, and students together under a common vision.
Example Plans

Build the Future

Campus master plan document for a STEM-focused institution, deeply aligned with its strategic plan.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Campus Renewal

Through a holistic approach emphasizing selective revitalization and limited new construction, Laurentian University transformed its facilities to significantly enhance the student experience.
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Creating a New Campus Destination

The project offers preservation, building revitalization, and adaptive reuse as an alternative model for sustainable campus growth.
Conference Presentations

Culture and Collaboration

This session is about the challenges and opportunities associated with designing the Beijing home for a newly established international fellowship program – Schwarzman Scholars – at Tsinghua University.
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Diving Into Data

Using data analytics and reviewing facility conditions helped Newberry College enhance space utilization and create a dynamic, adaptable campus.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Does Space Matter?

Developing an understanding of the lived student experience in relation to physical space is critical in order for designers to create spaces that work for the mobile, fast-paced, and multifaceted lives of university students.
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Engaging Stakeholders Locally and Globally

The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University treated its stakeholders and partners as critical sources of information and inspiration in planning for a dynamic and flexible new world headquarters.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Enhancing the Student Experience in the Sciences

Science education and science student retention are improved by transforming an underutilized campus space into an Academic Support Center that colocates critical undergraduate academic services.
Webinar Recordings

FLIPP: A Tool to Align Campus Stakeholders for Space Planning

Join us as we discuss how the FLIPP: FLEXspace Integrated Planning Pathway may help serve your needs with academic facilities planning, while building cooperative trust among campus advisors.
Conference Presentations

From Stymied to STEM Lab

We will share lessons learned from Purdue University's college master plan and STEM building that you can use to clarify thinking, focus need, build a case for a new project, and set the stage for future growth.
Example Plans

Highland Campus Master Plan

Master plan for a community college system’s newest campus, including the relocation of several programs.
Conference Presentations

Immersive Educational Facilities Design: Manufacturing Innovation and Connection

As trade schools gain national recognition for their affordability and career-centric focus, Raleigh’s Wake Technical Community College (WTCC) has set a new standard for strategic facilities design by capitalizing on community, industry, and government partnerships.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrated Project Planning in a Construction Management Environment

When the whole team knows the “why” behind the planning and design process, the result is a better “what.”
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It Takes a (Virtual) Village

This large community college successfully embraced virtual communication platforms and moved forward with a viable 10-year plan during a global health crisis, economic turbulence, and technological change.
Conference Presentations

Mapping Career Pathways from the Community College Campus to Regional Industry

Community colleges provide equitable access to higher education and pathways to sustainable careers. This session will show how Laurel Ridge Community College (LRCC) secured its role in the regional economy by aligning programs with community priorities and mapping students’ career pathways to inform facilities planning.
Conference Presentations

One Campus. Two Institutions. Three Libraries.

Discuss the evolution of three libraries built in three separate centuries on the Bronx Community College of The City University of New York campus.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Overcoming a $90M Budget Overage in Vanderbilt University’s Residential Colleges

The University, architects, engineers, strategic planning consultants, and contractor teams worked hand in hand to peel back the onion to stem the overruns.
Conference Presentations

P3@UIC

A case study of an academic and residential complex at University of Illinois-Chicago, and plans for future multi-use center.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Phased Transformations of Academic Buildings

When you’re renovating a campus building, you’re contending with dust, noise, vibration, the risk of budget overruns, relocating occupants, extended timelines, and more. Following best practices of experienced planners can help you to mitigate the most common challenges.
Conference Presentations

Reassessing the Elements of an Inclusive Campus

Join us for a workshop that will help you reimagine your own campus's academic environments through empathy, adopting different perspectives, and identifying elements of inclusion and exclusion.
Conference Recordings

Reinvigorating a Campus Landmark

Beginning with the project's conception and taking you through its planning, design, and construction, we will outline our investigation, historic research, and analysis of Harvard University's Stirling-designed postmodern museum to inform its transformation into a vibrant academic building housing a variety of programs.
Conference Presentations

Rethinking Academic Workspaces

Learn from three university panelists how to accurately assess needs, identify opportunities for improvement, and implement post-pandemic solutions for hybrid work environments on your campus.
Conference Presentations

Rethinking the Faculty Office

This review of faculty workspace innovations across our region's institutions will challenge conventional thinking about how faculty space should be allocated within departments.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Super-Sizing Active Learning

Campuses are familiar with small spaces outfitted with active learning design, but what could be added to a large space—such as a lecture hall for freshman pre-requisite courses—to keep students engaged in the instruction?
Conference Recordings

Supporting the Whole Student

In this session, we’ll share how the College of Marin and Chabot College's integrated learning centers are serving changing student populations using an inclusive library design approach.
Conference Presentations

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College’s leadership shares insight into how the college’s newest addition, Maxine Frank Singer ‘72 Hall, decided to create a collaborative environment by combining three academic departments—Biology, Engineering, and Psychology.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Library as Learning Commons

Even in the digital age, the library plays a fundamental role in campus life and learning, particularly when it’s updated to meet the needs of 21st-century students and pedagogies.
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The Stories in These Walls

Cross-functional teams at the University of Wyoming, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and University of North Dakota effectively used storytelling techniques to position donors within the narrative of the universities’ missions and strategic plans.
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The Transdisciplinary Atelier

Transdisciplinarity requires us to engage and co-depend on each other, and the Transdisciplinary Atelier responds by providing the space and time needed for evolving cross-boundary projects.
Blog Post

What If the Building We Work in Could Make Us Healthier?

During the recent 2023 Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2023 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Niraj Dangoria, Stanford University’s associate dean of facilities planning, and management, and Paul Woolford and Julia Cooper of HOK, reported how they used integrated planning to construct the Center for Academic Medicine for the Stanford University School of Medicine.