Workshop Day: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Workshop Day

10:00 AM - 12:15 PM Workshop A: Designing the University of the Future

Adam Scott, Founder and Creative Director, FreeState Julian Gitsham, Principal, Hassell
In the face of increasing global competition for staff, students and funding, the modern university needs a core vision that puts people
firmly at its heart. It needs to be a place of inspiration, engagement and excitement as well as a place that is a beacon for the brightest talent
and equips them to realise their untapped potential.

But how do you create such a place?

In this workshop, HASSELL and FreeState will take you on an exciting journey through experience architecture. You will explore how the
University of the Future will be built around the user experience and how, by doing this, you can create a campus that will deliver a worldclass
teaching and learning environment that is agile to change in an increasingly complex global environment.

By participating in this workshop you will learn how to:

• Understand and connect with the values of the people who will come to your campus to learn, work, live and socialise
• Identify and engage with the right stakeholders in the design of a new faculty, building or entire campus
• Storyboard the diverse experiences that will happen on campus every day
• Translate these experiences into direct design outcomes that will shape your future campus
• Develop metrics to monitor and measure success

Adam Scott

Founder and Creative Director

Julian Gitsham


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12:30 PM - 2:45 PM Workshop B: Leadership Strategies in Modern Learning Spaces

Mika Suutari, Head of Learning Environment Services, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Modern day learning environments promote and support a range of pedagogies that include delivery, creation, communication and decision-making. They are often centred on a student ‘home base’ where a lot of the teaching and learning occurs, and these bases provide access to a variety of other learning spaces.

Modern learning environments support strengths-based teaching and can offer students and teachers flexibility, openness and access to resources. Providing teachers with an open, flexible learning environment where inquiries are shared, interventions devised collaboratively and reflections based on both self and peer observations, can lead to the development of a robust, continuously improving community of practice.

This workshop will focus on the leadership requirements to implement and sustain these practices to ensure a successful transition.

By participating in this workshop you will learn how to:

• Design and implement effective leadership and staff development programmes
• Initiate and promote personalised and student initiated learning
• Establish socially constructed learning
• Create an environment of openness and flexibility to promote collaborative communities
• Develop a change management strategy and establish a vision for teaching and learning
• Utilise and implement systems and processes that will drive results

Mika Suutari

Head of Learning Environment Services
Turku University of Applied Sciences

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3:00 PM - 5:15 PM Workshop C: Future Proofing Learning Spaces: Planning and Designing for Flexibility and Adaptability

Matt Tarling, Director, Stride Treglown
Whilst there isn’t a crystal ball presenting us with how the future will unfold, it is possible to predict how demand and circumstances may change. Whether you are designing a brand new building, expansion, re-imaging a space or completing a refurbishment, providing an adaptable space is critical.

Buildings of the future should be low-energy, sustainable, technology enabled and able to respond to future changes. Failure to do so could result in cost implications, redundant space and limited growth opportunities to expand the campus.

This workshop will enable you to plan your learning space design to incorporate flexibility and adaptability whilst minimising cost and
disruption to the institute.

By participating in this workshop you will learn how to:

• Collaborate, connect and engage between disciplines to develop and maintain the shared vision
• Analyse existing space and make strategic decisions to improve existing facilities
• Design new buildings that are flexible and can adapt to future demands
• Maximise space utilisation and locate appropriate space for new buildings, re-design of existing space and extension possibilities
• Plan physical spaces that can accommodate current and emerging technology
• Continuously assess and re-evaluate your estate and plan for redevelopment accordingly

Matt Tarling

Stride Treglown