Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 1 November 2017

8:30 AM - 8:55 AM Morning Tea

8:55 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Aligning the Campus Master Plan with University Strategy

Alex Lawlor, Executive Director, Property and Sustainability, University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is refreshing its campus master plan for the first time since 2008 driven by a new business strategy. The new campus development framework will focus on the strategic drivers for infrastructure investment with the rising importance of STEM education, student experience, research translation, changes in pedagogy, and new forms of engagement. They are currently in the stage of discovery, investigating the strategy and data. This session will explore how the master plan will take into account new strategic focus areas, building communication with the stakeholders and planning for the future whilst staying true to the University’s identity.

  • Prioritising key areas of focus within the business strategy
  • Establishing effective communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Finding a balance between future growth and the University’s brand

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Alex Lawlor

Executive Director, Property and Sustainability
University of Melbourne

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM Future Proofing the Campus Developments and Upgrades to Ensure Continued Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Sandris Zeivots, Research Associate, Project Development, UTS
With growing competition for students and research funding it is essential that the campus master plan is relevant for its entire life cycle. The urgency of this is fuelled by the accelerated technological developments. This session will delve into future proofing campus structures to optimize their value.

  • Creating a future proofing strategy
  • Identifying gaps in the existing framework
  • Leveraging technology to future proof your campus master plan

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Sandris Zeivots

Research Associate, Project Development
UTS

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Morning Tea

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM Designing and Developing a Campus that Effectively supports and Simulate Learning in an Evolving Discipline

Mark Freeman, Partner, Gray Puksand
Engineering as a discipline is rapidly evolving and changing, driven by technology and industry demands. The Centre of Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) at Deakin University redefines how a modern “design based” engineering school should be configured to provide a stimulating and supporting learning environment. In developing a unique design based curriculum for engineering the provision of a suitable learning environment has allowed for flexible interdisciplinary approaches that have been at the core of this large exercise, which is an exemplar in the sector in Australia, and gaining international exposure also.

  • Understanding Design based Learning to ensure the building reflects the desired learning outcomes
  • Collaborating effectively with different stakeholders to optimize the learning spaces
  • Managing the transition of the academic staff from conventional learning spaces to design based learning spaces

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Mark Freeman

Partner
Gray Puksand

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM Revistalising and Renewing an Aging Campus to Maintain a Competitive Edge.

Juan Smith, Acting manager, Planning, Flinders University
Faced with aging infrastructure, outdated facilities, and an increasingly competitive tertiary education market, the University identified that the development of a space where students could gather for both learning and leisure was crucial to maintaining its place amongst Australia’s top Universities. In 2014 Flinders University embarked upon the biggest redevelopment in its 50-year history: the new $63 million Student Hub and Plaza.

  • Creating a strategy to breathe new life into the aging
  • infrastructure Integrating with stakeholder and communication resources to ensure the successful delivery of this dynamic precinct
  • Building effective communication channels

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Juan Smith

Acting manager, Planning
Flinders University

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM Lunch

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM Effectively Integrating New Campus Developments to Drive Economic Growth in the Community

Campuses shouldn’t exist as isolated structures but as true assets to the community. This will make it more attractive to students, teaching staff and researchers. This session will investigate how to ensure that campus developments are aligned with community to truly unlock its economic value.

  • Understanding the needs and objective of the community at large and its stakeholders
  • Identifying how the campus and community drive each other’s vision
  • Working with the local city councils to define the landscape and allay any doubts
  • Building and maintaining solid lines of communication

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM Future Proofing the Campus Developments and Upgrades to Ensure Continued Excellence in Teaching and Learning

With growing competition for students and research funding it is essential that the campus master plan is relevant for its entire lifecycle. The urgency of this is fuelled by the accelerated technological developments. This session will delve into future proofing campus structures to optimize their value.

  • Creating a future proofing strategy
  • Identifying gaps in the existing framework
  • Leveraging technology to future proof your campus master plan

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Afternoon Tea

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM Solutions Clinic

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM 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 multidisciplinary and multi-purpose buildings on University campuses to maximize the space. It will explore the use of technology and flexible structures.

  • 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

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Mick Serena

Managing Director
SAFM

4:20 PM - 4:30 PM Closing Remarks from the Chair

4:30 PM - 4:30 PM Close of Conference