Planning and design strategies that produce behavior shifts in support of interdisciplinary learning and discovery

October 10-11, 2022
San Antonio, TX
Jack Bullo, AIA, LEED AP
Principal | Designer
Chris Vogelheim, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Higher Education Sector Leader
Deborah Mero
Sr. Executive Director | Resource Planning and Management, College of Engineering

All higher education institutions are now being challenged to accommodate the research and learning goals of individual departments while balancing the needs of converging interdisciplinary programs. In this session, presenters deliver a case study of the new Ford Robotics Building at the University of Michigan to demonstrate design solutions creating behavior shifts in support of interdisciplinarity and program convergence. They illustrate how the institution’s ‘Theory-Make-Test’ research drives the design of shared learning spaces, makerspaces, and active learning labs to generate idea exchange, while still retaining specialized spaces for intense research and individual program requirements.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 10:35am-11:30am
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)