Mind the Gap: Engagement and Equity in First-Year Student Housing

April 9, 2018 at 4:15 p.m.

Planning does not create change – it enables it. Campus initiatives, programming, and research complement and inform the design process. This session looks at how design works with campus initiatives to influence student engagement and gender inclusivity, with a demonstration of practical applications in first-year mid-rise housing. Shifting a campus’s identity through mid-rise housing is challenging. Gender equity’s role in design is a topic of contemporary quandary. This session seeks to bridge these two challenges through the lens of student engagement.

Presented by: James Sink, Associate Principal, HMC Architects | Megan Stang, Executive Director for University Housing Services, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Connecting for Student Engagement: Space, Students, Faculty, and Campus

April 10, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Institutional visions must evolve to address student needs. They need to provide safe, comfortable, flexible learning environments that connect students and faculty to create and foster student engagement. We’ll describe how we envision the 21st century academic commons, and how planning for an innovative learning center enhances student learning and connection. Our vision for academic success and innovative approach to student support will help you appraise your plans and architectural approaches.

Presented by: Brian Nichols, Associate Principal and Senior Project Architect, HMC Architects | Mark Schoeman, Principal, Senior Designer, HMC Architects|Riley Dwyer, Dean for Rhetoric and Literacy, Antelope Valley College

SCUP 2018 Pacific Regional Conference
Student UX (User Experience): A Network for Success
April 8–10, 2018
Luskin Conference Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA