It’s a very different future for higher education facilities. College and university directives aimed at campus and student life, new learning space, space utilization, revenue generation, enrollment and demographic forecasts, flexibility, collaboration, and shared use of physical and financial resources are transforming decisions and plans for all types of academic space and new capital projects (renovations and new construction). Attend this conference to get details on how new directives are shaping facility plans and space planning initiatives at leading institutions for a very different academic future.

Make this conference a top priority planning event for your capital project, campus real estate, space planning, and financial stakeholders to set in motion your institution’s visioning, decision-making, courses of action, and execution of successful facility initiatives for a transforming world of higher education involving:

A spectrum of space types

  • Educational facilities: Space and features for new team-based and experiential learning
  • Innovation hubs that support discovery, creativity, and entrepreneurship 
  • Reinvented libraries as modern community informational commons
  • Academic offices and the “new academic workplace” 
  • Social hubs, communal space, and campus destination space
  • Maker culture: Innovation, design, and prototyping spaces
  • Combined living-learning facilities
  • Campus wellness facilities
  • STEM 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  • Cost effective renovation and renewal of underutilized and outdated space  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
  • 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 and enrollment
  • Facility and space strategies for changing student demographics 
  • 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  
  • 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 higher education buildings (Limited space available):
Beus Center for Law and Society at Arizona State University
Net-Zero Student Pavilion at Arizona State University
University of Arizona Health Sciences Education Building
University of Arizona Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building (BSPB)

If you would like to participate as a sponsor, or would like updates as they become available please email Marketing@TradelineInc.com 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.