SCUP Pacific: Evaluation Tools and Techniques to Inform Design and Strengthen Culture


SCUP Pacific Regional Conference

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
3:40 - 4:40 pm (PDT)

In-Person Event // University of Washington Seattle Campus

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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 Pacific 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 theme of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Pacific Regional Conference is Vital, a dynamic exploration of critical drivers for higher education with a focus on understanding what is vital for students to thrive.

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