University Facilities 2022

April 25-26, 2022
St. Petersburg, FL

A big shift in higher education space planning and capital projects is underway. New academic priorities are shaping space planning initiatives and facility plans for a very different higher education future. Campus space and facility planning decisions must now incorporate new demands for data-driven decision making, improved space utilization, shared resources, expanded flexibility, reduced costs, improved recruitment, and new avenues for financing and funding of capital projects. This requires a shift in thinking toward buildings, spaces, and assets that generate revenue and add long-term institutional value for multiple parties with shared interests.

Attend this conference to get details on the new facility plans and space planning initiatives that leading institutions are putting in place for success.

PLUS! This special pre-conference course on April 24th:
The Fundamentals of Space Planning and Space Management for Higher Education

PLUS! Tour this outstanding new teaching and research building: 
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute 

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 and space initiatives for a transforming world of higher education involving:

New planning models and decision-making

  • Cost effective renovation and renewal of underutilized and outdated space  
  • Space optimization and realignment post-COVID-19
  • Capital project execution – construction costs, timing, contracts, delivery strategies
  • High space utilization models and metrics
  • Impacts of the pandemic on higher education and the learning experience
  • Flexibility concepts for long-term building viability
  • Data-driven processes for planning, design, and construction
  • Net-zero energy, carbon neutrality, and electrification of the campus
  • Strategies for educational space: New learning environments, multiple modalities, technology
  • Faculty and staff officing: Hybrid workstyles and free-address workspace
  • Public-private development plans and processes
  • Reduction of capital expenditures
  • Facility investments for student experience and student engagement
  • Facility plans and features that improve recruitment and enrollment
  • Accommodating new program and space demands without physical expansion
  • Features and strategies for interaction and collaboration
  • Facility features for campus wellness and health
  • Space and features that support innovation and entrepreneurship  
  • Physical consolidation/centralization plans for academic programs and/or campuses
  • Plans and features that engage and integrate the campus and public communities
  • Interconnected, responsive building technology (IoT, maintenance, energy, security)
  • Master planning strategies for program location, utilization of facilities, and campus space

A spectrum of space types

  • Academic offices and the “new academic workplace” 
  • Hybrid facility designs for mixed/shared use and shared funding
  • Educational facilities: Space and features for new team-based and experiential learning
  • Innovation hubs that support discovery, creativity, team building, and entrepreneurship 
  • Reinvented libraries as modern community informational commons
  • Social hubs, communal space, and campus destination space
  • Maker culture: Innovation, design, and prototyping spaces
  • eSports: Adjacencies, technology, infrastructure
  • Combined living-learning facilities
  • STEM facilities
  • Space and features for industry partnerships and commercialization

View safety protocols while at the conference and FAQs

If you would like to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor please email or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.


Who should attend?

This conference is open to all college and university employees, consultants, and service providers 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.