Reconsidering higher education office needs, reducing reliance on leased space, and maximizing space utilization

October 24-25, 2022
Austin, TX
Tyler Patrick, AICP
Principal and Chair of Planning and Urban Design
Karen P. House, CPA, CGMA
Vice President for Finance and Facilities/CFO

Historically slow-to-change higher ed institutions have an unprecedented window of opportunity to develop new capabilities, reconsider office needs, reduce reliance on leased facilities, and improve the performance of underutilized spaces on campus. Using a case study from Salem State University, session leaders lay out a strategy for transitioning from pandemic-induced emergency remote working to a permanent hybrid and remote model for selected functions. They detail weighting factors for the focus, collaboration, social, and learning aspects of higher ed activities in space use decisions, and the financial impacts, policy implications, and facility upgrades necessary to support the future of work.

Monday, October 24, 2022 - 11:10am-12:05pm | Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 10:35am-11:30am
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)