Attend this conference to benchmark your plans for renovations, expansions, and new construction of higher education science, engineering, and technology facilities.

Here you’ll get the details on modern lab environments and facility features that support active and learning, improve recruitment of students and faculty, make more efficient use of resources (space, budgets, and core technology), expand makerspace capacity, increase flexibility, integrate science, engineering, and technology disciplines, boost collaboration, and reduce costs. – including:

  • Renovation, reuse, and repurposing of outdated facilities
  • Decisions on renovation vs. building new
  • Mixed engineering and science program space
  • Active learning studios and experiential learning space
  • Maker space: Design, prototyping, and display space
  • New classroom configurations, capacity analysis, flexibility features, and furniture
  • Effective social and informal learning space
  • New laboratory designs
  • Innovation space for student entrepreneurship
  • Facility features for recruitment and retention 
  • Shared core scientific equipment and research lab space
  • High-growth robotics, A.I., computational, and data science space
  • Student-faculty interaction and undergraduate research space
  • Highly specialized science and engineering labs
  • Open offices and workspace for researchers, faculty, and students
  • Building systems, technology, and equipment for reduced energy use and sustainability
  • New sustainable and flexible lab equipment and technology
  • Capital project planning and management: Prefab construction, IPD, performance contracting, etc.

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 course on April 7th:
The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of University Science and Engineering Facilities

PLUS! Tour these outstanding local facilities:
James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences at Eckerd College
Graduate and Health Studies Building at University of Tampa
Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building at University of Tampa

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.