University Facilities 2018 - Overview

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Make this NEW conference a top priority planning event to get your capital project, campus real estate, space planning, and financial stakeholders all on the same capital project and space planning page that reflects a very different academic future for campus and student life, student engagement, collaborative learning and research, high space utilization, flexibility, cost reduction, and shared resources.  

Here you’ll get the details from peer institutions and international planning experts on visioning, decision-making, courses of action, plans, and the execution of successful facility initiatives involving:

A spectrum of space types

  • Educational facilities: Space and features for new team-based and experiential learning
  • Reinvented libraries as modern informational commons
  • The “new academic workspace” 
  • Social hubs, communal space, and campus destination space
  • Maker culture: Innovation, design, prototyping, and display spaces
  • Academic coworking space
  • Innovation hubs that support entrepreneurship and creativity
  • 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  • Cost effective renovation and renewal of underutilized and outdated space  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
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • Facility and space strategies for changing student demographics and enrollment
  • 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, McCoombs 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 [email protected] 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.