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

Jon Alvarez


Director of Campus Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


8:30 AM Strategies to Effectively Revitalise Aging Spaces and Facilities

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

2:00 PM How The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Campus is Enabling Emerging Research Directions, Changes in Educational Delivery, and Enhancements to Student Life and Learning

The campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located on a 168-acre (68 ha) tract in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The campus includes dozens of buildings representing diverse architectural styles and shifting campus priorities over MIT's history. The long-range planning for MIT’s campus environment and its facilities helps to support the Institute’s overall mission of research and education. The development of the masterplan “MIT2030” helps to future proof and continuously improve the campus.

In this Session...

  • Implementing a flexible framework that helps the Institute make informed choices about its physical development and renewal in support of its mission
  • Providing a responsive tool that provides guidelines for envisioning and inventing key physical changes on campus
  • Ensuring the campus and facilities stay relevant for a greater student experience


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Jon.

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