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Considering Students’ Neurodiversity

The Next Imperative When Designing Active Learning Environments
Published 2020
Active learning environments are being designed and implemented across college and university campuses to support a range of collaborative, evidence-based pedagogies. Given the continuum of human neurodiversity, these environments may optimize the learning experience for some students, while creating new challenges for others. When designing active learning spaces, it is imperative to consider student neurodiversity.

Partner: Learning by Design

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Phased Transformations of Academic Buildings

Can’t vacate the facility? Renovation in stages can be planned efficiently.
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
When you’re renovating a campus building, you’re contending with dust, noise, vibration, the risk of budget overruns, relocating occupants, extended timelines, and more. Following best practices of experienced planners can help you to mitigate the most common challenges.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Super-Sizing Active LearningLocked

The University of Illinois at Chicago had small spaces. It was time to trade up.
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
Campuses are familiar with small spaces outfitted with active learning design, but what could be added to a large space—such as a lecture hall for freshman pre-requisite courses—to keep students engaged in the instruction?
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Too Much and Not EnoughLocked

This state university, through transparency and inclusive, two-way communication, kept student needs at the forefront when planning for right-sized spaces.
From Volume 47 Number 3 | April–June 2019
When resources are constrained and enrollment is tightening, it takes thoughtful and strategic involvement of all stakeholders to develop and execute a comprehensive facilities plan.
Conference Presentations

Bringing Industry, Education, and Non-Profits Together

Published 2019
In this session, we will discuss the Construction Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus, that facilitates project-based learning to bring industry partners, non-profits, and students together under a common vision.
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Changing Landscapes and Environments in Health Professions Education

Published 2019
Come learn how the campus built environment is changing in response to the healthcare industry's evolving challenges and opportunities.
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Highlander Accelerator

Upending Conventional Models for Higher Education in Underserved Neighborhoods
Published 2019
In this session, we will discuss how to successfully plan campus facilities that accommodate place-specific educational content for non-traditional and underrepresented students as well as lifelong learning for community members.
Conference Presentations

Revitalization

Planning Adaptable Spaces for a Growing Campus Community
Published 2019
We will share how the renovation of The Ohio State University’s Biomedical and Materials Science Engineering Complex’s managed project objectives to achieve the best use of space, phased construction, budget, and sustainability goals.
Conference Presentations

Solving the Collaboration Equation for an Interprofessional Health Education Facility

Published 2019
Learn how to deliver on a singular vision with a large-scale, complex, joint-venture project by using immersive collaborative practices and continuous improvement processes, based on a project between Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic.
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Speed, Efficiency, and Consensus Through the Collaborative Process

Published 2019
Come learn from our unique approach in which actual users participate in designing an outpatient center on the Nebraska Medical Campus, allowing implementation of new processes and efficiencies known only to medical center staff.
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Designing Libraries for Learning

Published 2019
Conference Presentations

One Campus. Two Institutions. Three Libraries.

Published 2019
Discuss the evolution of three libraries built in three separate centuries on the Bronx Community College of The City University of New York campus.
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