Planning for multidisciplinary mashups and melting pots: Campus and academic building case studies

Alexander K. Wing, AIA, NCARB
Principal
Stantec

Gregory Berndt, AIA
Senior Associate
Stantec

To improve learning outcomes, spur innovation, and optimize capital investments, higher-ed is turning to macro-level planning that connects programs and people in new ways. From campus-scale projects to individual buildings that mix diverse programs within buildings, the payoffs are clear – mashups provide platforms for innovation, break down boundaries, and avoid unnecessary duplication of space and resources. Through application of melting pot principles to design a series of projects ranging from health sciences to engineering, education, and advanced manufacturing programs, session leaders show how such facilities reinforce institutional missions and bring people together in new ways, and the metrics for measuring the very real performance improvements they bring. 

Continuing Education
AIA CES Units: 
1.00
HSW Units: 
1.00