23 - 24 October, 2018 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 23 October 2018

8:30 am - 9:00 am Coffee & Registration

9:10 am - 9:20 am Conference Opening – Remarks from the Conference Chairperson

Meaghan Dwyer - Principal, John Wardle Architects

Meaghan Dwyer

John Wardle Architects

9:20 am - 10:00 am Integrating Partnerships in Campus Development: How the University of Melbourne is Seeking to Use Its Capabilities as an Anchoring Institution and Development of Campus Facilities to Contribute to The Development of Innovation Districts

Julie Wells - Vice-Principal (Policy and Projects), University of Melbourne
In an increasingly competitive education market and transformative era, engagement is key. Students demand engagement relevant to their learning and future professional lives, Government, community and research partners seek stronger relationships and more permeable boundaries between the campus and the community. The University of Melbourne’s development of an Innovation hub is designed to encourage engagement across all of these levels collaboration and strengthen partnerships for an activated campus.

In this Session…

  • Providing a space for collaborative innovation and research
  • Engaging partners and the community in campus design and development
  • Creating innovative solutions to major societal challenges

Julie Wells

Vice-Principal (Policy and Projects)
University of Melbourne

10:00 am - 10:40 am How the University of Western Sydney’s Growth Initiative Has Achieved a 35% Reduction of Cost in Delivery and Increased Student Participation on Campus By 50%

Bill Parasiris - Executive Director Office of Estate and Commercial Division of Finance & Resources, Western Sydney University
The University of Western Sydney is embarking on an initiative know as the “Western Growth”. This is a large scale transformative project that will bring more educational opportunities and help reach research outcomes for the university. They are adapting to the changing needs of the region and delivering education to meet expectations. The advances of digital communication have contributed to a new teaching and learning style that is collaborative and activity based, delivered in smaller flexible spaces.

In this Session…

  • Delivering the masterplan and ensuring the planning is efficient for all 11 campuses
  • Utilising the new model of teaching to design spaces for better learning outcomes
  • Creating accessible, connected learning hubs close to industries that open up opportunities for future employment

Bill Parasiris

Executive Director Office of Estate and Commercial Division of Finance & Resources
Western Sydney University

10:40 am - 11:10 am Speed Networking

11:10 am - 11:40 am Morning Tea

11:40 am - 12:20 pm How the University of Leeds’ Masterplan is Creating a Strategic Framework For Growth and Enhancement Through £520m Investment of Over 19 New Facilities

Stephen Gilley - Director of Estates, University of Leeds, UK
The University of Leeds is investing in over 19 new facilities in their masterplan and is committed to the University academic vision for increasing knowledge and opportunity with a focus on world-leading research, collaborative industry partnerships and further enhancing the student experience. This huge project has the potential of providing circa 80,000sqm of additional space and includes the renewal of several aging facilities that are dated from the 60s.

In this Session…

  • Aligning the master plan with the university values and strategic goals
  • Utilising facilities to enhance the campus experience
  • Refurbishment of older buildings to meet new research outcome standards

Stephen Gilley

Director of Estates
University of Leeds, UK

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Strategic Directions in Campus Planning & Design

Meaghan Dwyer - Principal, John Wardle Architects
Higher education institutions are seeing the need of integrating industry and working with partners to achieve the best outcomes for their students. As a result campuses and spaces are also adapting to this new development by creating more open and inviting areas.

In this Session…

  • Analysing and comparing each strategy for industry engagement
  • Highlighting how to future proof spaces for new advancements in the workplace
  • Adapting to new models of teaching and learning and creating opportunities to connect with the wider community

Meaghan Dwyer

John Wardle Architects

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm How The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Campus is Enabling Emerging Research Directions, Changes in Educational Delivery, and Enhancements to Student Life and Learning

Jon Alvarez - Director of Campus Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located on a 168-acre (68 ha) tract in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The campus includes dozens of buildings representing diverse architectural styles and shifting campus priorities over MIT's history. The long-range planning for MIT’s campus environment and its facilities helps to support the Institute’s overall mission of research and education. The development of the masterplan “MIT2030” helps to future proof and continuously improve the campus.

In this Session...

  • Implementing a flexible framework that helps the Institute make informed choices about its physical development and renewal in support of its mission
  • Providing a responsive tool that provides guidelines for envisioning and inventing key physical changes on campus
  • Ensuring the campus and facilities stay relevant for a greater student experience

Jon Alvarez

Director of Campus Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Viv will talk about some of the primary issues that need to be addressed on the campus to make sure that new infrastructure is built in the right place and at the right time to optimise its functionality on campus. Using the twelve principles that he has derived from the design for ecological democracy philosophy, to explain why fitting things into the complex matrix of campus needs is so important to good economic, environmental and social outcomes.

In this Session…

  • Taking care of the planning agenda and what drives new developments
  • Discussing issues for urban design on campus
  • Manage connectivity and how to ensure people use spaces and places that are created
  • Ensuring buildings and facilities have optimal functionality towards the campus plan

Viv Straw

Urban and Regional Planning Local Government Liasion/ Regional Planning
University of Canberra

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Tea

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm Maximising the Potential of the Changing Landscape of University Planning

David Keenan - National Director - Education, Science & Technology, HDR
Space optimisation and efficient use of a limited budget is a proven challenge for institutions everywhere. The rise of technology has led to the development of using data to help tackle this issue. Data Driven Design is an emerging methodology that connects the built environment to predictive analytics and operational design through computational design. HDR helps to unlock the power of data to inform planning and growth projections. They integrate computational design, data analytics and operations design to work with assisting in planning ‘smarter’.

In this Session…

  • Utilising data to plan for growth through understanding planning objectives and growth
  • Identifying planning priorities based on student/population growth
  • Understanding the colocation of academics based on research output to assist in driving collaboration
  • Harnessing room utilisation to test and plan for usage and growth to allow improved management of university capital budgets

David Keenan

National Director - Education, Science & Technology

Champagne Roundtable

This is your chance to make your conference experience truly interactive and collaborative. In two rotations, each IDG will last for 30 minutes, allowing you to pick the two top of minds topics you wish to discuss and solve.

Roundtable A

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm Highlighting tips on master planning

Roundtable B

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm Managing the competition of budgets and projects

Roundtable C

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm Discussing new technology and how to adapt it on campuses
Tsoi Mun Heng - Vice President (Planning), Singapore Institute of Technology

Tsoi Mun Heng

Vice President (Planning)
Singapore Institute of Technology

Roundtable D

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm Developing campuses as an ecosystem with multifunctional use
Leanne Rose-Munro - Director STEMM Precinct Program Development, The University of Melbourne

Leanne Rose-Munro

Director STEMM Precinct Program Development
The University of Melbourne

4:10 pm - 4:20 pm Conference Closing – Remarks from the Conference Chairperson

Meaghan Dwyer - Principal, John Wardle Architects

Meaghan Dwyer

John Wardle Architects

4:20 pm - 4:20 pm Networking Drinks