31 October - 1 November 2017 | Rydges Sydney Central , Sydney, Australia

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Universities are continuing to spend heavily in campus design and development in a bid to sharpen their competitive edge in attracting students, teaching staff and research funding. The 4th Annual Campus Development Conference 2017 returns with a brand new agenda that will highlight both greenfield and brownfield projects that are redefining the modern campus.

The program will highlight campus master plan and project delivery aimed at attracting students, providing a high quality education and driving research funding. 

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. 

Creating an Engaging and Flexible Campus to Enhance the Student Experience

Ahead of the fourth annual Campus Design and Development Summit 2017 we chat to Meaghan Dwyer, Principal at John Wardle Architects. Meaghan, who has worked on over 10 education campus design projects, shares with us the vision behind Monash University’s new Clayton Campus that is enhancing the student experience through innovative teaching and learning facilities. 

All About the Student: Creating Innovative Spaces to Encourage Campus Stickiness

Ahead of the Campus Design and Development Summit 2017 we chat to Juan Smith, Manager of Strategy and Planning at Flinders University in Adelaide. In this article Juan shares with us details of Flinders’ new Student Hub and Plaza retrofit; that was developed in collaboration with the student body, to encourage campus stickiness, and promote improved teaching and learning. 

Campus Design & Development Attendee ROI Toolkit

Campus Design & Development 2017 is your opportunity to learn about some of the biggest innovations happening in Higher Education campuses across Australia and New Zealand and learn best practice strategies shaping the future of campus design.

To make the most of your experience and help present tangible value from your attendance, use this ROI toolkit to clearly set goals and define objectives to support your organisation’s investment with the host of benefits you’ll receive from attending the 4th annual Campus Design & Development Summit 2017.


Using Co-Creation to Remodel Spaces and Engage Students in the Design

In this presentation from Campus Design & Development 2017 Prof. Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), The University of Adelaide explores:

  • The co-creation process: it is all about trust
  • Allowing students to design their own learning spaces and ‘own’ the process and outcome 
  • Carrying the logic of co-creation to online environments
  • Creating a buzz on campus to increase student experience and engagement
  • Translating marketing expertise into infrastructure projects
  • Embedding the student voice in the university structure: the role of the Transforming Student Experience committee

Aligning your Campus Masterplan with the Strategic Priorities of your University

In this presentation from Campus Design & Development 2017 Steven Dickson Senior Executive Director, Property Development and Commercial Services, Murdoch University explores: 

  • Murdoch University - Perth Campus Masterplan
  • Campus development - Knowledge based development of the Eastern Precinct
  • Go to Market Strategy and managing stakeholders to achieve optimum outcomes

Fast Track Your Attendance

Fast Track Your Attendance

Do you want to fast track your attendance to the Campus Development Summit 2017? It's easy! Simply fill in the registration form and email to registration@iqpc.com.au

News Article

Monash University unveils cutting-edge science lab at Clayton campus

A NEW biological science lab in the heart of native wetlands has proven a worthwhile experiment for Monash University.

The building designed by Harmer Architecture is located at the Clayton campus.

Teaching services manager Bruce Weir said students thought the new lab was a fantastic addition to the university.

“This building with its innovative design features a fully-equipped laboratory, outdoor sinks and many other excellent features,” Mr Weir said.

“Students can now explore the wetlands like never before.”

He said high-definition webcams were set up around the reserve.

Flinders University’s $63 million Plaza and Student Hub has been awarded the state’s coveted top property award

FLINDERS University will go under the spotlight with Collingwood Football Club this Friday night in a bid to grab a prestigious national honour.

The university’s new $63 million Plaza and Student Hub — which took the Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall SA Development of the Year state award last Thursday — will go head to head with the footy giants, Queensland university and government and the City of Geelong.