SCUP Links
247.7K views | +8 today
Follow
SCUP Links
Curated content on higher education presented by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scoop.it!

Four-fifths of UK institutions set to spend at least £5m on estates ‘wow factor’

32 percent are considering large-scale commercial "tie-ups' and 43 percent do not believe they are making good use of current space.


“Students are being asked to pay more than ever before for a university degree. That means they expect a quality of experience that reflects the high price they are paying.


'In order to remain competitive, universities are therefore looking to deliver modern facilities that have the ‘wow factor’ while also encouraging more efficient and collaborative use of space.'"

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Umich hospital growth continues with opening of $17.5M emergency room expansion

Umich hospital growth continues with opening of $17.5M emergency room expansion | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"More importantly, it provides additional sorely needed space, said Jennifer Gegenheimer Holmes, director of operations for the department. 'We were taking care of patients in the hall, she said.

That’s a literal statement. [SCUP staff have in fact been in that position!] A hallway in the existing emergency department was turned into a patient area. Starting today, hospital employees will again be able to use it as a hall.


The $17.7 million renovation project at the hospital has created 27 new patient rooms, bringing the department’s total to 90. The rooms opening today mark the final stage of the renovation, which also expanded and improved the triage, arrival and waiting areas and created a new space for psychiatric emergency services. Officials say the new space will also help them deliver care more efficiently and reduce patient wait times."

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Colleges Are Part of a $4-Billion Energy-Efficiency Program - Buildings & Grounds - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Good news in this brief post by Scott Carlson: Good sustainability work on campus and jobs, too!

"Allegheny College, Delaware State University, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Michigan State University, the University of California at Irvine, the University of Hawaii-Manoa, and the University of Utah will be part of the program.

Allegheny College, for example, will reduce energy consumption by 20 percent in 1.3-million square feet of space by 2020, and the Kentucky technical-college system will meet the same goal in sevem million square feet. Over the coming year, UC-Irvine has committed to cutting energy consumption by nearly 9 percent in seven million square feet of space."

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

new bk: Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration (9781118143728): Scott Doorley, Scott Witthoft, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, David Kelley: Books

Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration

~ Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (author) More about this product
List Price: $49.95
Price: $30.40
You Save: $19.55 (39%)
Amazon.com: Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration (9781118143728): Scott Doorley, Scott Witthoft, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, David Kelley: Books...


"If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times." --Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum


"Make Space is an articulate account about the importance of space; how we think about it, build it and thrive in it." --James P. Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

We Know More About Heat-Loss in Learning Spaces Than About 'Learning Loss'

We Know More About Heat-Loss in Learning Spaces Than About 'Learning Loss' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Love it, we know a lot more about heat loss from a learning space than we do about the "learning-loss." Succinct and likely true. This paper reviews a lot of literature. Mostly K-12, but relevant nonetheless:


"The science of designing learning environments is currently remarkably under-developed," argued architect and CABE Commissioner Emeritus the late Richard Feilden in 2004. In a similar vein, Professor Stephen Heppell argued at the expert seminar held to inform this literature review that ‘whereas, traditionally, we have designed for productivity, processing large numbers of children through the effective use of buildings, designing a room for learning is very complex. No one knows how to prevent ‘learning-loss’ when you design a room 'pedagogically,' whereas we know lots about designing for minimum heat loss."

more...
No comment yet.