Translating data and strategic vision into a physical space plan for engineering and applied sciences

Elisa Langille, AICP
Assistant Campus Planner
Alyson Goff, M.Ed., MPA
Higher Education Strategist
Dana Perzynski, AICP, EDAC, LEED AP
Associate Principal

Many institutions are constrained by quality and quantity of STEM space and struggle to achieve their vision for growth – and as a result, student and faculty recruitment and retention suffer. Here, session leaders demonstrate a process for incremental, strategic renovations that unleash the academic potential of underutilized and outdated buildings. They deliver a case study from the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science where the interdisciplinary research enterprise has been expanded utilizing existing buildings. They detail the shakeup of traditional departmental structures, and illustrate UVA’s "road map" to align the School's academic plan and strategic goals with its existing space inventory

Continuing Education
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)
Professional Development Hour (PDH)