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

Workshops: Monday, 22 October 2018


8:30 am - 10:30 am Strategies to Effectively Revitalise Aging Spaces and Facilities

Jon Alvarez - Director of Campus Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Every institution’s biggest issue regardless of their size is the efficient and effective use of their campus space. Part of this problem is the aging spaces and facilities that fall out of use due to inadequate features that are not fit in the modern age. How do you prioritise the right areas to revitalise and what is the potential for redevelopment? Learn the best practice techniques and the solutions to your problems in this interactive session.

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Identifying which areas and buildings to prioritise for strategic value
  • Creating a criteria for efficient and successful delivery of redevelopment plans
  • Developing estate that is fit for purpose
  • Utilising the space for a cohesive campus

Jon Alvarez

Director of Campus Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


11:00 am - 1:00 pm The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to a Campus Master Plan

Steve Gilley - Director of Estates, University of Leeds, UK
Creating a master plan is no easy task. It is the overall vision and framework to guide the physical development of a campus while adhering to institution goals. Considering all of this, there is no shortage of things to consider and do. In this activity based workshop, there will be an information sharing session and then you will get to write your own 5 year master plan outline and get direct feedback on your work. This will allow you to really sharpen your planning skills under the guidance of an industry leader.

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Develop a clear and concise plan of action
  • Identify key aspects to target when master planning and what to prioritise
  • Explore the value of facilities and why they are needed
  • Understand details on what makes a great plan and where people usually make mistakes
  • Maximising the design benefits of your vision

Steve Gilley

Director of Estates
University of Leeds, UK


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm How to Future Proof Your Campus and Buildings

In a constantly evolving society and environment, campuses must stay up to date to remain relevant. This includes ensuring buildings and facilities are prepared for the future for emerging technology and changing pedagogical requirements. In this hands-on workshop, you will be lead through the implementation of best practice plans to provide value and take your campus to the next level.

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Address student and teacher needs and expectations
  • Analyse skills needed by future employees
  • Utilise physical facilities and leaning environments
  • Roadmap to change the delivery of higher education and prepare for the future