New construction, renovation, and space planning initiatives for the sciences, engineering, and advanced technologies are delivering totally new space types, configurations, and layouts, and very different physical infrastructure platforms needed for:

  1. Increasingly blurred lines between physical, digital, and biological spheres of learning and research
  2. Widespread program convergence of science, engineering, and advanced technologies
  3. Active, experiential, and project-based learning
  4. The growth in data-science-driven research and teaching
  5. The boom in maker culture and entrepreneurism  
  6. Growing market demand for skilled graduates in transdisciplinary, high-technology fields

Attend this conference to check your plans against what others are building for education, discovery, and innovation success in engineering, health sciences, biological/physical sciences, robotics, automated intelligence (AI), data sciences, biotechnology, nanotechnology, applied sciences, and other high-priority, high-tech programs. Here, you’ll get the details on state-of-the-art facility concepts, planning models, and capital project strategies for:

  • Renovation, reuse, and repurposing of outdated facilities for new-era STEM programs  
  • Improved space utilization for labs, learning, and support space (ratios, metrics, and layouts)
  • New classroom configurations (active learning, flipped classrooms, and project-based education)
  • Research laboratory workspace and core labs
  • High-growth programs (robotics, bioengineering, computational science)
  • Trends in academic program convergence and space
  • Flexibility and adaptability for shared use and multiple modalities 
  • Effective social and informal learning activity 
  • Increased faculty-student interaction
  • Collaboration and interaction for students and researchers
  • Product design, ideation, prototyping, and maker space
  • “Startup and innovation” space for student entrepreneurship
  • Industry-academic partnerships space
  • New academic workspace models for researchers, faculty, and students
  • Transparency and visual connections among students and programs
  • Integrated science and engineering teaching and research
  • 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, design architects, consulting engineers, science and engineering program chairs, deans, 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

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.