University Facilities for the Sciences & Advanced Technologies 2023 - SPRING

May 1-2, 2023
St. Petersburg, FL

Two years of higher education upheaval have forged new STEM teaching and research facility planning metrics, capital project initiatives, expectations, and space management solutions.

At this conference you’ll get the new space planning, facility design, and building construction solutions for higher education basic and applied science and engineering, and advanced technology facilities that will be vital to your institution’s research and teaching success:  

  • 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, metrics, and layouts for labs, classrooms, support space, and offices
  • Improved space utilization for labs, learning, and support space  
  • Energy reduction, water conservation, and sustainability strategies
  • Flexibility and adaptability for shared use and multiple modalities 
  • Facility features for student, faculty, and researcher recruitment 
  • Research laboratory workspace and core labs
  • Non-departmental space management, shared cores, adaptable offices
  • Renovation, reuse, and repurposing of facilities for STEM
  • Multidisciplinary research facilities
  • Designs for equity and diversity in science and engineering facilities
  • Building and campus electrification: Implications for science and research facilities
  • New classroom configurations: active learning, flipped classrooms, and project-based education
  • 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
  • Energy reduction, water conservation, and sustainability strategies

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.