Attend this conference to benchmark plans, features, and metrics for renovations and new construction against what leading peer institutions are putting in place to grow science and engineering programs; support the new science pedagogies and space requirements; create collaborative, interactive, and entrepreneurial environments and cultures; and get more program with limited capital dollars and lower operating costs. Here you’ll learn about, get the details on, and see examples of the latest facility concepts, planning models, and capital project strategies for:

  • Renovation, reuse, and repurposing outdated facilities for modern STEM programs
  • Space allocation, metrics, and layouts for labs, offices, cores, and support space
  • New classroom configurations: Active learning, flipped classrooms, and project-based education
  • “Startup and innovation” space for student entrepreneurship
  • Maker space for product design, prototyping, and display 
  • Integrated living and learning spaces
  • Flexible and adaptable facilities for shared use and changing programs 
  • Efficient, shared, core research facilities
  • Student-faculty interaction and undergraduate research space
  • High-bay, open engineering labs
  • Open offices and workspace for researchers, faculty, and staff
  • Effective social and informal learning space
  • Transparency and visual connections among students and programs
  • Integrated science and engineering teaching and research space
  • Scientific lab furniture and casework
  • Building automation and newly emerging facility technology
  • Energy reduction, water conservation, and sustainability strategies
  • High-efficiency, low-cost mechanical systems
  • Environmental controls and sensors: Occupancy, EMI, vibration, air quality, temp, humidity

Make this a key planning event to get your project stakeholders (capital project people, facility planners, facility engineers, consulting architects and engineers, science and engineering program chairs, deans, and faculty members, financial officers, and operations managers) on the same planning page with respect to the details, numbers, processes, and expectations. Consulting architects and engineers must register with their clients.

PLUS! This special pre-conference primer on April 23rd!
The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of University Science and Engineering Facilities

PLUS! Tour these outstanding local science and engineering facilities:
Maker, Ideation, and Prototyping Space at the University of San Diego 
Math + Science Complex at San Diego Mesa College
Structural and Materials Engineering Building at UCSD

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

Who should attend?
Conference registration is open to those employed at universities, colleges, and junior colleges, and their invited project teams including project managers, facility planners, lab planners, space planners, campus architects, facility engineering and operations managers, academic science, technology, and engineering deans, faculty, and research program administrators. Consulting architects and engineers must register with their client project team. Pre-conference courses are open regardless of affiliation. All paid attendees of the pre-conference courses may register for full conference regardless of affiliation.