SCUP North Atlantic: Evaluation Tools and Techniques to Inform Design and Strengthen Culture


SCUP North Atlantic Regional Conference

Monday, March 25, 2024
8:20 - 9:20 am (EDT)

In-Person Event // Boston, Massachusetts

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Campus building-occupant perspectives on space utilization and effectiveness can illustrate how design allows students to take more ownership over their educational success.

In this session at the SCUP North Atlantic Regional Conference, Flad's Ben de Rubertis will be joined by Jeff Seegmiller, director of the University of Idaho's WWAMI medical education program, to share post occupancy evaluation data from a recently completed adaptive reuse medical education building at U of I. Join them to learn about considerations for designing and managing flexible, multipurpose spaces to maximize utilization and foster vibrant and collaborative learning environments that support a strong culture of community among faculty, staff, and students.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess the environments, tools, and conditions that students need for productive group and individual work, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Measure and define wellness in both tangible and intangible ways as it applies to the design of campus environments.
  • Apply space management techniques and design of flexible, multipurpose spaces to maximize space utilization and support institutional mission.
  • Identify a range of occupancy evaluation techniques necessary for informing a proper understanding of how to support a strong culture of community.

About the Conference >
The 2024 North Atlantic Regional Conference will center on the "power of place" to explore the constraints and opportunities of a place-based educational experience for our students.

Ben de RubertisBen de Rubertis AIA, LEED AP BD+C, ULI PrincipalFlad Architects
Jeff SeegmillerJeff Seegmiller Professor, Director of WWAMI Medical Education ProgramUniversity of Idaho