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Adaptive Reuse

Conference Presentations

A Growing Business School’s Vertical Campus in a Leased Downtown Location

This session will delve into the opportunities and challenges involved with locating a Johns Hopkins University's new business school in a leased, downtown, high-rise building mixing students with other occupants of the building.
Partner Content

An Intersection of College and Community: Transforming Unused Facilities Into Vibrant Learning Centers can be a Win-Win

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) collaborated with SCUP for an article in this issue of Learning By Design. Read how Austin Community College repurposed facilities in an abandoned mall into a high-tech center for developmental math instruction.
Partner Content

Building Reuse Is Climate Action

Read about two renovations that substantially reduced emissions while preserving campus character.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Creating a New Campus Destination

The project offers preservation, building revitalization, and adaptive reuse as an alternative model for sustainable campus growth.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Creating a Place for Introductory Mathematics

Sometimes thinking outside the box requires designing within the box—be that box a university prerequisite or a campus facility.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Doing More with Less

Just a few years ago we would strive to utilize a space during 60 percent of its usable hours; now we are asked to strive for 70 to 80 percent utilization.
Conference Presentations

Evolution of a Mall into a Future-Proofed Campus

We’ll explore how Austin Community College District transformed a declining mall into the Highland Campus, which supports student success through embracing new pedagogies, technology, and integrated programs that prepare students for the future.
Conference Presentations

Iconic Design Problem Solving and Entrepreneurship Create Collaborative Incubator Spaces

We will reveal our methodology for how institutions can generate new economies, define an innovation campus identity, and utilize brownfields.
Conference Presentations

Leading with Culture and Community to Transform a University Building

We will share the planning behind the transformation of Yale Law School's Baker Hall and demonstrate how deeply engaging the new occupant's culture can powerfully guide building transformation.
TaP Into SCUP

Reimagining Master Planning at Florida State University

Revising a master plan isn’t usually innovative, but Florida State’s holistic approach is. By engaging the whole institution in the conversation, the master plan reset will ensure that the values and aspirations of the institution are reflected in a built environment that not only meets program needs, but supports and sustains the innovation necessary for post-pandemic realities.
Conference Presentations

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

Revitalization at Harvard’s Center

Come learn how we successfully navigated stakeholder outreach and generated a campus center design solution within the existing building.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Teaching, Learning, Doing in Collaborative Spaces

The intermingling of undergraduate students with grad students, post-docs, faculty, and commercial interests in one innovative facility results in better academic experiences.
Conference Presentations

The Kodak Legacy Reimagined

Monroe Community College opened its new urban campus in fall 2017 through an initiative that repurposed an industrial complex into a vibrant community college steeped in town/gown relationships that provide mutual benefits.
Conference Presentations

Transform Educational Facilities for Innovative Learning and Environmental Stewardship

We'll share recent examples of existing buildings that were transformed for new use and discuss the connection between carbon and building reuse.
Conference Presentations

Transforming Vacated Office Space Into Modern Learning Environments

We will discuss how Sacred Heart University acquired the GE world headquarters facility, transforming it to create a modern, nationally branded campus.
Conference Presentations

What We’ve Learned and What’s Next

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.