University Facilities for the Sciences & Advanced Technologies 2022 - Fall

October 10-11, 2022
San Antonio, TX

At this conference you’ll get the latest space planning, facility design, and building construction solutions for higher education science, engineering, and advanced technology facilities.

Specifically, you’ll get the details on state-of-the-art facility concepts, space planning models, and capital project strategies for:

  • Capital project execution – construction costs, timing, contracts, delivery strategies
  • Decision-making on renovation and repurposing, or building new facilities for applied sciences, engineering, and technology
  • Space allocation and utilization metrics and benchmarks
  • Energy reduction, water conservation, and sustainability strategies
  • Flexibility and adaptability for shared use and multiple modalities 
  • Improved space utilization for labs, learning, and support space
  • Science facility features for attracting faculty and next-generation science students 
  • Design strategies for equity and diversity in science, engineering, and applied sciences
  • Establishing the case for campus electrification: Implications for science and research facilities
  • Non-departmental space management, shared cores, adaptable offices
  • Research laboratory workspace and core labs
  • New classroom configurations: active learning, flipped classrooms, and project-based education
  • Multidisciplinary research facilities
  • Trends in academic program convergence and space planning
  • Effective social and informal learning activity 
  • Collaboration and interaction for students and researchers
  • Product design, ideation, prototyping, and maker space
  • Innovation space for student entrepreneurship
  • Industry-academic partnerships space
  • Transparency and visual connections among students and programs
  • Integrated science and engineering teaching and research
  • Scientific lab furniture and casework

PLUS! This special pre-conference course on October 9th:
The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of University Science and Engineering Facilities

PLUS! Tour these outstanding new science and engineering buildings:
The Science and Engineering Building (SEB) at the University of Texas, San Antonio
The Large-Scale Testing Laboratory at the University of Texas, San Antonio

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 deans, program chairs and faculty, financial officers, and operations managers) on the same planning page with respect to the details, numbers, processes, and expectations. 

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor, or would like updates on the conference as they become available please email 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 project teams including project managers, facility planners, lab planners, space planners, architects, facility engineers, operations managers, academic science, technology, and engineering deans, faculty, and research program administrators. Conference registration is limited for those not employed at colleges and universities. The conference sessions are primarily aimed at equipping facility owners/end-users to make optimal project team, facility design, programming, and construction decisions.