University Facilities 2018

May 7-8, 2018
Austin, TX

It’s a very different future for higher education facilities. Campus space and facility planning decisions now demand a new set of inputs and a very different approach to improving campus and student life, student engagement, collaborative learning and research, shared resources, space utilization, flexibility, cost reduction, and require a shift in thinking towards creating buildings, space, and assets that generate revenues and add long-term value for multiple parties with shared interests.

Make this conference a top priority planning event for your capital project, campus real estate, space planning, and financial stakeholders to set in motion your institution’s visioning, decision-making, courses of action, and execution of successful facility initiatives for a transforming world of higher education involving:

A spectrum of space types

  • Educational facilities: Space and features for new team-based and experiential learning
  • Innovation hubs that support discovery,creativity, and entrepreneurship 
  • Reinvented libraries as modern informational commons
  • The “new academic workplace” 
  • Social hubs, communal space, and campus destination space
  • Maker culture: Innovation, design, prototyping, and display spaces
  • Academic coworking space
  • Combined living-learning facilities
  • Hybrid facility designs for mixed/shared use and shared funding
  • Public-private development plans and processes
  • Space and features for industry partnerships and commercialization
  • Learning commons, performing arts, residence, athletics and recreation facilities, etc.

New planning models and decision-making

  • Cost effective renovation and renewal of underutilized and outdated space  
  • Accommodating new program and space demands without the need for physical expansion
  • High space utilization models and metrics
  • Facility strategies and new spaces that drive institutional revenue growth
  • Facility investments for student experience and student engagement
  • Facility plans and features that improve recruitment and enrollment
  • Facility and space strategies for changing student demographics 
  • Reduction of capital expenditures
  • Flexibility concepts for long-term building viability
  • Strategies for educational space: New learning environments, multiple modalities, technology
  • Space and features that support innovation and entrepreneurship  
  • Physical consolidation/centralization plans for academic programs and/or campuses
  • Features and strategies for interaction and collaboration
  • Plans and features that engage and integrate the campus and public communities
  • Interconnected, responsive building technology (IoT, maintenance, energy, security)
  • Sustainability, net-zero energy and carbon neutrality
  • Master planning strategies for program location and utilization of facilities and campus space

PLUS! Tour these outstanding local university facilities at University of Texas, Austin:

  • Rowling Hall, McCombs School of Business 
  • The Dell Medical School Health Learning Building
  • The Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) 
  • Speedway Mall 
  • The Gates Dell Computer Science Complex 

If you would like to participate as a sponsor, or would like updates as they become available please email or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.

Who should attend?
This conference is open to all college and university employees, A/E/Cs, and product suppliers with interest in the planning, design, construction, and operation of college and university facilities and campuses. This includes capital project teams, project managers, facility and space planners, facility managers, construction managers, architects, engineers, financial officers, capital planners, and university administrative staff with interest in student and staff recruitment and enrollment, program growth, and new models for university innovation.