31 October - 01 November, 2017 | Rydges Sydney Central , Sydney, Australia

Workshops: Tuesday-Wednesday, 31 October - 1 November 2017

Workshop A

7:00 am - 8:30 am Planning and Designing Learning Environments to support real world Learning Outcomes

Mark Freeman, Partner,Gray Puksand

This session will explore how to unlock enhanced learning outcomes where there is an increasing focus on supporting interdisciplinary, collaborative project based programmes.
Learning and teaching are evolving, as is the approach to contemporary facility planning and development. It is critical these learning environments and the briefing informing them, are informed by contemporary pedagogies and STE(A)M disciplines to ensure they are creating exemplary learning opportunities for world class graduates.
Learning Objectives:
·         Understanding key factors critical to providing real world learning experiences in STE(A)M learning environments;
·         Ensuring opportunity, innovation and future focus are at the heart of developing all new learning environments – requiring alignment between the design team and stakeholders to collaboratively co – author project briefs and learning spaces.
·         Creating strategies to collaborate more effectively with academics and technical staff – to interpret, analyse and identify ways to transform traditional practice.

Mark Freeman

Gray Puksand

Workshop B

7:00 am - 8:30 am Developing Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Purpose Buildings on Campus to Optimise Use and Space

Mick Serena, Managing Director,SAFM
One of the biggest causes for wasted space on campus is the restricted use of buildings limited to a single purpose or faculty. The session will investigate strategies to develop multi-disciplinary and multipurpose buildings on university campuses to maximize the space. It will explore the use of technology and flexible structures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying parallels and common elements between different disciplines
  • Designing multi-purpose lecture halls and buildings: Meeting common objectives
  • Effectively working with multi-disciplinarian stakeholders
  • Strategies to embed flexibility

Mick Serena

Managing Director