Facility development processes for high-demand academic programs and enrollment growth

Angela Foss
Associate VP of Innovation
J. Christopher Martin, AIA, LEED AP
Cristianne Peschard, AIA, LEED AP
Architect, Associate Vice President

Campus space and facility planning decisions now require a shift in thinking towards buildings, space, and assets that generate revenues through enrollment and add long-term value, and engineering programs are the low-hanging fruit for growth in the near- to long-term future. This session illustrates the process that Southern New Hampshire University embarked on to create a new engineering school and supporting facilities from scratch. Session leaders detail facility expectations for today’s engineering programs, methods to balance traditional and competency-based learning, and considerations to merge traditionally-trained faculty into highly flexible, generic spaces. They compare detailed benchmarking metrics from tours at six institutions. 

Continuing Education
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Professional Development Hour (PDH)