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Australian College and University Projects

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College and university reviews and images of architecture, interior, and landscape projects from Architecture Media.

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A nice college of images and info from campus planning and design initiatives down under.

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For Two-Year Colleges, a Chance to Grant More Four-Year Degrees

Ahead of the 2015 legislative session, momentum seems to be building for more two-year institutions to get a chance to offer four-year degrees.
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A growing trend, yes, but not a huge thing:


"Shirley A. Reed, the president of South Texas College, said that offering bachelor’s degrees for nearly the last decade had not caused her institution to stray from its mission.


Noting that baccalaureate students only represent 2.3 percent of enrollment at the three community colleges in Texas that offer the degrees, she said, 'The tail is not wagging the dog.'"

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How Are Arizona State University Downtown Campus and the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Getting Along as Neighbors?

How Are Arizona State University Downtown Campus and the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Getting Along as Neighbors? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Downtown Phoenix has become a focal point for the education of healthcare professionals with the ongoing development of the Arizona State University Downtown Campus and the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Each of the Arizona public universities now has a presence in Phoenix’s urban core offering healthcare degree programs and research. Here is an ASU Design Consortium Abstract and Description of the project,


This symposium will examine these innovative approaches to redefine complex problem solving outside of traditional boundaries to reach solutions from diverse academic perspectives. We will explore multiple dimensions of this approach in the context of the multiple healthcare professional programs to learn about the programs, approaches, and environments that support success.

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A one-day symposium from the Society for College and University Planning's Pacific Region | October 13, 2014 | Arizona State University Downtown Campus | Phoenix, AZ | Register now!

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'How we designed a university without corridors on a car park budget'

'How we designed a university without corridors on a car park budget' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"So Heatherwick designed 12 pods and built them up eight storeys to create 56 curvilinear tutorial rooms - each slightly different - around a porous atrium. “Nooks and crannies” where people can loiter and meet potential collaborators are integral. And views across the building will be filled with people, bringing the same sense of awe that a view of thousands of books once brought, he said.


Another challenge was the budget – “just a little bit more than a car park” – which necessitated concrete for floor slabs, columns, cores and cladding.

“No one’s heart jumps at the thought of concrete,” said Heatherwick. “You just think of the South Bank lumps, where you have to be ironically interested in brutalism."

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Wow.

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2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Merit Award, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Merit Award, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Responding to the Arcadian quality of the surrounding Stanford Arboretum, the site design brings landscape into the building, appearing more like a clearing in the woods than an urban building with hard edges. It is a critical element of the campus arts district. Architecture and landscape create a series of gathering spaces to the north, west and south, fully engaging the setting.


The jury said, “ . . . elegant proportions . . . nice fit in context of campus . . . well crafted, beautiful materials and simplicity . . .”


The central element is an 842-seat vineyard style concert hall and includes a studio/rehearsal hall, artists’ suites, a music library, instrument storage rooms designed to double as practice rooms, an artists’ lounge and generous public amenities.


The seating sections split into terraces ringing the stage and create an intimate concert experience for both audience and performer.

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The application process for the society's 2014 awards is open now.

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How One College Boosted Female STEM Graduates–Fast

How One College Boosted Female STEM Graduates–Fast | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The story of how Harvey Mudd College quadrupled its women computer-science graduates in just six years shows how quickly a concerted effort by one organization can shift the balance. 

Even though the 777-student college, which was named for the mining engineer who founded it in the 1950s, specializes in engineering, science, math and computer science, women computer-science majors in 2006 comprised a disappointing 10% of the graduating class.

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Now: "Females now make up about 45% of the college’s computer science grads, a percentage that reflects the male-female balance on campus as a whole, and is quadruple the 2006 figure."

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2013 SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture, Open Space Honor Award

2013 SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture, Open Space Honor Award | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Discovery Walk is a collaborative art project that speaks of the medical school’s identity and heritage. The story of the school and its famous individuals is told on 400 granite panels photo-etched with photographs, letters, and medical illustrations illuminating a dynamic history.


The jury said, “ . . . very transformative . . . huge commitment of institution . . . eloquently executed . . . elegant, simple solution . . .. still retains sense of individuality . . .”

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This project is at Stanford University. The application process for the 2014 awards is open now. #SCUPPA
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Action Guide: Exploring Ways to Strengthen Student Support at Your College

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Another great resource via The RP Group.


Interested in using Student Support (Re)defined findings to strengthen student success on your campus? This Action Guide helps college practitioners undertake an inquiry and planning process based on the study’s results. This guide can be utilized to enhance existing campus efforts or facilitate new initiatives.

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One man's mission to save City College of San Francisco

One man's mission to save City College of San Francisco | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The fate of City College of San Francisco, one of the nation's largest community colleges, rests largely on a state-appointed trustee named Robert Agrella.
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This is a Wall Street Journal article centered on the state-appointed trustee, Robert Agrella, a former community cllege president.

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Free Online Course in Student Affairs - Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession

Whether you are a current student affairs professional or looking to enter the field, CSU's free online course in student affairs was designed for you.
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Very interesting.

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SCUP Pacific Region's '360 News'

SCUP Pacific Region's '360 News' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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This adjustable block of content is "pinned" to stay in this ULH position.


It explains what this is, has core regional content and links to all sorts of things. 

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Discover NEW MODELS (of Integrated Planning)

SCUP 2014 Pacific Regional Conference

Discover NEW MODELS (of Integrated Planning)

March 23–26, 2014 | Loews Hollywood Hotel | Hollywood, CA

http://www.scup.org/page/regions/pa/2014

 

Save the date!  

The Pacific Region Conference is set for March 23rd through the 26th.  This year’s conference will be held in beautiful Hollywood, California at the Lowes Hotel.  We are very excited to introduce a new schedule and format.  With over 13 million people and more than 100 Universities and Colleges of higher education in the greater metropolitan area, this vibrant community will be an ideal learning environment for our study.  

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT.  The SCUP 2014 Pacific Regional Conference will be held in beautiful warm and sunny Southern California in late March and we’re doing something different with the schedule.  Not only will we hold tours of major universities and colleges in the greater LA area the weekend before, but we will also have tours and workshops interspersed throughout the conference.  Imagine going to a contributed paper session on a topic in the morning then seeing the results on that campus in the afternoon?  And if you don’t want to go on a tour, we will hold on-site (free) workshops and extended sessions during the conference plus feature networking opportunities.  We will also have information on other on-your-own optional activities in the area, many of which are accessible via subway!

 

The architecture is tremendous and varied as sampled on the walking architectural tour of downtown L.A., home of the Disney Concert Hall.  Come early and tour the Getty or the other museums or take in a top-name show at the Hollywood Bowl (a short walk from the conference hotel).  Immerse yourself in the movie studios and perhaps take in a big-time movie world premiere!  After all… we are staying in the hotel that hosts the Academy Awards! 

 

We are also offering tours of different types of institutions:

 

  • LARGE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES
  • SMALL PRIVATE COLLEGE CAMPUSES
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUSES

 

Make plans NOW to come out to Hollywood in March!

Registration for the conference is now open.  Please keep your eyes on the website for information on the wide array of tours being planned.  Pre-registration for the tours will be required.

 

Deadline to submit your proposal has been extended to October 18!

There are only days left for you to submit your proposals. At the request of our membership, the deadline has been extended to October 18th.  Please consult the SCUP website for information on how to have your proposal considered.

 

This year’s theme focuses on integrated planning and the positive affect on each of our disciplines.  Share with us what you've been doing to create new models of integrated planning (e.g., Institutional Direction, Academic, Facilities, Resource & Budget Planning, etc.) at your SCUP 2014 Pacific Regional Conference in Hollywood, CA.

We seek quality proposals from educational institutions and their partners for inclusion in the conference program. We are especially interested in:

  • Campus examples of effective integrated planning—academic, financial, operational and physical
  • A recent project that demonstrates new approaches to planning
  • An innovative approach to addressing planning challenges
  • Experience in partnering across disciplines or with other outside entities for improved outcomes
  • A new process that is replicable and scalable
  • Innovations in new project/program delivery methods
  • Projects that demonstrate effective change management
  • Creative approaches and solutions to long-standing challenges
  • Lessons learned from both successful and challenging planning processes
  • … or other examples of implementation of creative approaches to problem solving using integrated planning methods that may be of interest to your colleagues

Don't miss this great opportunity to share with your colleagues what new models you've created!

Learn more and submit your proposal today.

 

Conference scholarships available

Participation of institutional members at the SCUP regional conferences and events is a high priority for the SCUP region. We recognize the financial hardships experienced by institutions of higher education in the current fiscal environment. In order to provide support to members interested in continuing their professional training and development and to promote participation in regional activities, the SCUP Pacific Council has set aside scholarship funds to defray the cost of attending the 2014 conference.  The deadline for a full Conference Scholarship is 11:59 PM EST, January 20, 2014. Apply now at https://www.scup.org/page/regions/pa/2014/scholarship.

 

Pacific Region Schedule:  At-A-Glance

 

 

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The city, the future, and you

The city, the future, and you | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

“Is ‘making do’ the best we can expect in our future? Is the future simply making the best of a bad situation? Will the way forward be reduced to finding a way out?”

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“The city, the future, and you” is the title of Chapter One, Part One of Glen Hiemstra and Dennis Walsh’ new book. It doesn’t have a title yet, but you can read all of it, in installments, at Futurist.

Hiemstra is the opening plenary speaker at SCUP’s Pacific Region’s 2013 conference March 24–27 at the Auraria Higher Education Center (Denver), Place Making: Strategic Identity + Place Making.

Denver-based conference co-chairs Christine King of JE Dunn Construction and Steven Schonberger of NAC Architecture are excited about the conference kicking off with such a big picture viewpoint. So we thought we’d share parts of Hiemstra and Walsh’ book, ahead of time:

Some people need to know everything before they do anything. They spend their whole life avoiding the unknown, when really they don’t have to know everything, just enough to know enough. Then there’s the “me too” crowd. They don’t think cities have to change anything. They don’t get the new global economic reality. They assume that everything will soon go back to the way it was and all will be well in the end. They’re not about to change a thing. Don’t be one of them. Step out. Make a move. You may not always be right, but the odds are in your favor that you’ll get somewhere.


There’s a shift is coming that’s going to shake the world. ...

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The California Community Colleges' Research and Planning Group's Conference Proceedings

The California Community Colleges' Research and Planning Group's Conference Proceedings | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The California Community Colleges' 2014 Research & Planning Conference proceedings (conference materials) are available for many sessions. Examples of session titles include: 


Presentation provides an overview, tools and examples of a 360-degree feedback approach to the evaluation of integrated planning processes.


Presentation introduces an integrated planning protocol developed and implemented by Yuba CCD and how faculty are engaged in the process.


Presentation explores the concerns and costs associated with students taking longer than necessary to finish a degree.
Presentation shares College of the Canyons’ online program planning and review system fully integrates department planning with budget development and college-wide strategic planning, including embedding SLOs into the online system. 
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The RP Group does quality work, almost always sharing it with the rest of the world. Thanks.

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Wood-clad University of Tokyo research building explores world of 'ubiquitous computing'

Wood-clad University of Tokyo research building explores world of 'ubiquitous computing' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

“'My goal was the unification of computers and architecture with nature,' said the 59-year-old Kuma.


The research building has three floors above ground and two basement levels. The entire interior is seeded with hundreds of sensors. The advanced sensor network system is sensitive to temperature, humidity, the flow of particles in the air and the presence of people.


Ken Sakamura, professor of information science at the University of Tokyo, was in charge of producing the Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building project.


“(The ubiquitous networking) technology will be effective in serving our aging society (by allowing people to operate various household tools and equipment without having to move about)," Sakamura said. “And now we can experiment with new ideas right away, using this building.”

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Private colleges go west for students, don't find them yet

Private colleges go west for students, don't find them yet | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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We are following this move by private institutions to put branch campuses in underserved Arizona.

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How Vancouver Invented Itself

How Vancouver Invented Itself | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
"Vancouverism" is synonymous with tower-podium architecture, green space, and breathtaking views. But the city's development process is sometimes overlooked.
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Vancouver is the site of the Society for College and University Planning's 2016 annual, international conference. [PA]

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2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Merit Award, Superstition Mountain Campus, Central Arizona College

2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Merit Award, Superstition Mountain Campus, Central Arizona College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The jury said, “ . . . refreshing . . . outstanding systematic approach . . . sculptural building, wonderful gesture . . . ” new jewel box lays ground for future building sites . . .can change people lives . . . structure expressed in powerful way.”


College Center nearly doubled the square footage of the campus. The building layout was organized with two centers; one center defined by a large folded ceiling that spans open learning spaces with floor to ceiling glass; the second by a group of five science teaching labs with a technical focus. A bridge occupied by offices and lounges links the two centers and provides an academic link between functions.

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The application process for the society's 2014 awards is open now.

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Boosting California's Postsecondary Education

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An excellent report, primarily authored by Patrick Callan, from The Council on Economic Development. The appendix, "Examples of Good Practices and Policy for Boosting Higher Education Productivity," is five pages of useful practice summaries from a number of other states.

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SCUP Excellence in Planning for A District or Campus Component, Honor Award

SCUP Excellence in Planning for A District or Campus Component, Honor Award | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The jury said, “ . . . very compelling, want to be in the spaces. . . richness and layering of edges . . . great example of best use of environment. . . epitomizes town gown issues . . .”

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This project is at the University of Washington, West Campus Housing. The application process for the 2014 awards is open now.

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As veterans' needs change so do college services

As veterans' needs change so do college services | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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The author touches on programs at San Diego Mesa College, Southwestern Illinois College, Voncennes University, Broward College, and Baltimore City Community College. Lots of energy on the ground out there.

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As I research my capstone project I am trying to get a tenor for the state of US veterans.

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Mellon Foundation Puts Millions Into 'Urban Humanities' | Interesting concept

Mellon Foundation Puts Millions Into 'Urban Humanities' | Interesting concept | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Backed by $2-million from Mellon, Ms. Cuff and her colleagues are essentially trying to start a small urban-humanities department, which will offer certificates to graduate students. So far, the students hail from history, architecture, urban planning, public policy, philosophy, and geography, among other fields.


"We're all people who are interested in urban issues but are dissatisfied with our own discipline's ability to grapple with those issues," says Jonathan Crisman, project director and a core faculty member in the Urban Humanities Initiative.

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Thanks to SCUPer Gerry McLaughlin of DePaul University for sharing this, which is of great interest to SCUP members: "The foundation expects to invest up to $15-million in the initial round of projects, which will bring humanities scholars and architects together."

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Disruption Erupts: Coursera & the Feds

Disruption Erupts: Coursera & the Feds | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The classes, offered in partnership with the California company Coursera, will include weekly sessions in which students will meet in person.

 


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The aim is at international students, and clearly on influence, but the disruptive potential is seen here with clarity.

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In Memoriam

Larry Fournier, retired principal of Rutherford & Chekene in San Francisco, died on September 20, 2013, of cancer.

 

William C. Turner, director, office of capital projects with the University of New Mexico-Main Campus in Albuquerque, NM, died on September 24, 2012. 

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Trends in Project Delivery—Methods to Maximize Value

Trends in Project Delivery—Methods to Maximize Value

November 1, 2013 | Portland State University | Portland, OR

https://www.scup.org/page/regions/pa/2013/one-day/20131101

Register Now!   Onsite registration WILL NOT be available

Photos: left, Portland State University, Symposium location; right, ASRC Recreation Center, scheduled tour

 

Portland State University

Traditional Design-Bid-Build was the predominant delivery model for public and private institutions for many decades.  While it is still the basis for most construction contracts, it is hardly the norm.  Colleges and universities are utilizing a variety of alternative models including CM/GC (CM at Risk), Design-Build, IPD, Public-Private Partnerships, and hybrid strategies that take the best aspects of each to customize procurement to try to maximize value.  While almost all institutions are experimenting with one form or another of alternate delivery, this movement is often happening at the individual campus level. 

 

On November 1, SCUP will host the Pacific Regional Symposium at Portland State University gathering planners and leaders from institutions across the country to discuss what is working and why.  Five presenters will each discuss case studies highlighting one or more alternative delivery strategies that they have used to maximize value for their institution.  The Symposium will begin with an overview of the various delivery methods that are being used and culminate with a panel discussion discussing advantages and lessons learned that they have encountered.  Please join us for the Symposium followed by a tour of the recently completed ASRC Recreation Center delivered with the design-build model.

 

Symposium Speakers

 

George Austin
Project Manager
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

 

Ron Blaj
Director of Capital Projects and Construction
Portland State University

 

Jack Cleary
Associate Vice President, Academic Projects & Operations
Stanford University

 

John Finke
Program Manager and Team Leader

NDC HEDC Public-Private Partnerships
National Development Council

 

Paul M. Leef
Campus Architect & Director, Planning Design & Construction
University of Colorado Boulder

 

Robynne T. Parkinson
Attorney
Thaxton Parkinson PLLC

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