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

Associate VP of Innovation
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)