From master plan to materialized building renovation: Budget, scope, and renovation strategies

May 7-8, 2018
Austin, TX

This session charts a course for successfully advancing a master space plan element through to construction completion. Session leaders call upon the Welch Hall renovation project at UT Austin to demonstrate how the long-term vision and strategic priorities identified in the master plan were translated to a renovation project that meets key drivers. They illustrate how challenges with building size, scope, and funding were alleviated through innovative decisions throughout the programming phase, and they detail strategies to balance ideal program configuration vs. disruption and cost, and identify efficiencies through shared-use of space.