March 8-12 2021
Reaping the Benefits of a New Building…Without Building New
Thursday, March 11 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Owing to the pandemic’s economic impact, campus budgets are facing greater challenges to recruit students and meet expectations for state-of-the-art spaces. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how to renovate your campus spaces to maximize programming and performance. We’ve integrated key aspects of high-performance design into a planning approach that addresses the unique challenges of modernizing existing buildings, accommodating future-focused programming needs, and minimizing operational costs. Come learn about a process that will help you consider the highest use of all resources through a variety of lenses and work with stakeholders on your campus to develop a common vision.
- Address your campus’s sustainability goals and operational efficiency and identify a variety of tools for analyzing building design options and related budget decisions.
- Discuss the distinctions between using design tools for new buildings as opposed to existing buildings while considering modernization needs and renovation strategies.
- Evaluate existing program spaces to assess their academic performance and ability to meet learners’ and researchers’ expectations for team-based, experiential education and collaborative discovery.
- Address end-users’ concerns about renovation by explaining creative solutions for optimizing program organization in existing buildings and other campus planning challenges.
- Laura Berman, Assistant University Architect / Senior Director of Design, Rutgers University
- Jennifer Amster, Academic Planning, Principal, EYP
- Justin Shultz, Senior Building Performance Analyst, EYP