Goals and General Description

Building Spaces for Science that Make a Difference
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

September 12 - 14, 2003

Oscar J. Boldt Construction
Ellenzweig Associates
American Council of Academic Deans (ACAD)

Application process closed.

Plenaries include:

  • Spaces that build community; serve institutional purposes; and enhance the humanity and distinctiveness of the campus: examples from the PKAL experience
  • Perspectives on the planning process: Roles and responsibilities of administrators, faculty and design professionals

Case studies include:

  • Lawrence University’s new and renovated spaces for science
  • University of Wisconsin Fox Valley’s new spaces for science
  • Designing laboratories that serve large enrollment introductory courses and research-rich learning opportunities for upper-level majors
  • Designing physical spaces that accommodate current and unknown advances in science and technology
  • Designing new/renovated facilities with sustainability as a goal
  • Thinking about technology-intensive classrooms to accommodate new pedagogies

Break-out sessions will address:

  • Considering options: renovation or new construction
  • Accommodating new pedagogies and technologies: demands on spaces
  • Developing a comprehensive fund-raising strategy
  • Considering the role of the faculty shepherd
  • Selecting an architect and other design/construction professionals
  • Translating plans into real spaces– the role of the construction manager/physical plant director