A transformation is underway in higher ed facility and space planning models for the sciences, engineering, and advanced technologies. The drivers are:

  1. Widespread convergence of science, engineering, and technology programs
  2. Active and experiential learning platforms
  3. The boom in maker culture and entrepreneurism, and
  4. Market demand for highly-skilled, work-ready graduates in newly emerging, heavily funded high-technology programs.

Attend this conference to make certain your institution is keeping pace with the renovation, expansion, and new construction initiatives peer institutions are implementing to achieve success in education, discovery, and innovation in engineering, health sciences, biological/physical sciences, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), data sciences and quantum computing, biotechnology, and other high-priority advanced technology programs.  You’ll get the details on, and see examples of the new-era, state-of-the-art facility concepts, planning models, and capital project strategies for:

  • Renovation, reuse, and repurposing outdated facilities for modern STEM  
  • Space allocation: Ratios, metrics, and layouts for labs, offices, cores, and support
  • New classroom configurations: Active learning, flipped classrooms, and project-based education
  • High-growth areas: Robotics, bioengineering, computational space
  • Effective social and informal learning space
  • Collaboration and interaction
  • Product design, ideation, and prototyping/maker space
  • “Startup and innovation” space for student entrepreneurship
  • Flexible and adaptable facilities for shared use and multiple modalities 
  • Student-faculty interaction and undergraduate research space
  • Industry-academic partnership space
  • High-bay, open engineering labs
  • New academic workspace models for researchers, faculty, and students
  • Transparency and visual connections among students and programs
  • Integrated science and engineering teaching and research space
  • Scientific lab furniture and casework
  • Building automation and newly emerging facility technology
  • Energy reduction, water conservation, and sustainability strategies
  • High-efficiency, low-cost mechanical systems

Make this a key planning event to get your project stakeholders (capital project people, facility planners, facility engineers, consulting architects and engineers, science and engineering program chairs, deans, and faculty members, financial officers, and operations managers) on the same planning page with respect to the details, numbers, processes, and expectations. Consulting architects and engineers must register with their clients.

PLUS! Join this special pre-conference course on October 27th:
The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of University Science and Engineering Facilities

PLUS! Tour these outstanding local facilities:
Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) at University of Texas at Austin
Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall at University of Texas at Austin
Welch Hall College of Natural Sciences Renovations at University of Texas at Austin
Norman Hackerman Building at  University of Texas at Austin

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor, or would like updates on the conference as they become available please email Marketing@TradelineInc.com or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.

Who should attend?

Conference registration is open to those employed at universities, colleges, and junior colleges, and their invited project teams including project managers, facility planners, lab planners, space planners, campus architects, facility engineering and operations managers, academic science, technology, and engineering deans, faculty, and research program administrators. Consulting architects and engineers must register with their client project team. Pre-conference courses are open regardless of affiliation. All paid attendees of the pre-conference courses may register for full conference regardless of affiliation.