19 - 21 October 2016 | Hilton Hotel, Sydney, Australia

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Download the 2016 Agenda

Download the Campus Development Summit agenda to see how our fantastic speaker line-up will address the challenges you face:

  • Develop strategies on how to maximize the value of existing building stock
  • Learn about infrastructure design and development that responds to the rise in international student cultures
  • Understand how to align your campus masterplan with the strategic priorities of your university
  • Understand how to connect pedagogy with campus and facility design
  • Hear from top international universities on how to attract high performing researchers and commercial investment
  • Explore the achievement of greater space utilization in an inner city environment

Exclusive Content

Creating active learning environments through campus masterplanning at the Saïd Business School

Against the backdrop of major changes in pedagogy, universities are re-visiting campus masterplans to assess the effectiveness of physical space and learning environments. But aligning infrastructure re-designs or new-build projects with student learning outcomes can be a complex undertaking. In this case study, Mat Davies MCIOB, Oxford Saïd Estate Director, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, shares exclusive insight into how his team is establishing active learning environments by factoring in the end-to-end learning experience into the campus masterplan. 

How to maximise existing space for student-centred learning: Campus masterplanning at Curtin University

Universities operating in a tight fiscal environment have dominated media headlines in recent times. In spite of the negative vibes attached to this theme, many tertiary establishments are becoming more innovative with their existing assets. One asset in particular has set the tone in the context of campus masterplanning: the learning and teaching space.Khoa Do, Associate Professor – Architecture & Construction Management, Curtin University, discusses how existing space can be used to accommodate changing pedagogy, improve student learning outcomes, and measure the effectiveness of learning and teaching spaces. 

How to use space planning to create collaborative learning environments

As universities continue to operate against the backdrop of reduced funding and greater efficiency targets, more focus is being directed to maximising use of existing infrastructure. But enabling that greater use is by no means an easy task, which is where strategic planning and evaluation play a crucial influence on the outcomes of any utilisation program. University of Adelaide recently embarked on a space review, particularly for its research facilities, to find out how buildings, labs and equipment could be more effectively used to support researchers’ needs. 


ACU infrastructure plan and campus developments

At the last Campus Development conference, Paul Campbell, Deputy Chief Operatingng Officer & Executive Director Infrastructure, shared insight into several key learning areas releated to the campus masterplan, including: 

  • Planning for university physical and virtual infrastructure
  • Developing the 10-year infrastructure plan
  • Overview of ACU's approach to campus masterplans for CBD, suburban, and regional campuses
  • Prioritising and funding infrastructure plans

Optimising the campus masterplan: Cundall & University of South Australia

Nick Stokoe, Associate at Cundall, and Christina Coleiro, Senior Project Manager at Uni SA, discussed the benefits of environmental rating tools to improve the influence of the campus masterplan, including Aatract best students & researchers, minimising whole of life costs. They also explored how the campus masterpan led to a unique design for the Health Innovation Building (HIB).

Building 17 Revitalisation Project

At the recent Research Facilities Design & Development conference, David Bruce, Specialist at Monash University, examined determining feasibility of retrofitting existing space vs designing new facilities. He focused in particular on the Biology and Biological Science Building.


Australia’s campus master plans: How to stay on top of the latest trends

Universities have seen incredible growth in campus design innovation over the last seven to eight years. But in the wake of reduced funding from government, growth in student numbers and changing urban environments, planning and design has taken a sharp turn. Financial sustainability is defining future projects, with even greater pressures on the need to balance cost reductions and asset management with growth, brand, as well as the attraction and retention of students and staff. A master planning review of Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) universities was recently conducted by HASSELL, as well as a separate report on international universities. Both reviews examined how drivers of change are impacting campus development strategies, and issued a series of recommendations for Australian universities based on several prominent themes. How can the campus deliver value and prove its worth at the same time? At the last Campus Development conference, Adam Davies, Principal at HASSELL and the lead specialist for these two reviews, shared exclusive insight into the findings. In this article, we explore drivers for change identified in both reviews and how they correlate to several important themes influencing campus masterplans.