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Space utilization as a sustainable strategy

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Sometimes the most sustainable strategies in higher education are hidden in plain view. That’s Annie Newman’s point in her article “Do more, build less,” which appears as an online exclusive in the July 2011 issue of University Business magazine.

In the article, Annie discusses the ways that institutions can reduce capital costs and environmental impact through wise space use, and the strategies for managing existing space efficiently.

As the leader of Shepley Bulfinch’s planning practice, Annie has conducted space utilization studies for campus across the US and has presented and blogged on the ...[more]

Space utilization creates a buzz at university planning conference

Thursday, 24 July 2008

MONTREAL, CANADA – A presentation by senior planner Annie Newman, “Space Utilization – Not Just for Classrooms Anymore”, was a hot topic at the 43rd annual conference of the Society for University Planning (SCUP).

The SRO crowd at the session was testimony to the increased interest in space utilization as a cost-effective and sustainable strategy as colleges and universities respond to growing space needs on college campuses.

The presentation, which Annie gave together with MIT campus planner Robert Boes, was among the subjects highlighted by Scott Carlson’s coverage of the conference in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education.

Space utilization: not just for classrooms anymore

19 July 2008

SCUP 43 - Society of College and University Planning conference, Montreal, PQ, Canada

Annie Newman, Shepley Bulfinch; Robert Boes, MIT

(Almost) Do-it-yourself large-scale space auditing

27 July 2011

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP 46), Washington DC

Annie Newman, Shepley Bulfinch
Mary-Lynn Cummings, Cornell University
Convener: Trina Mace Learned, Northfield Mount Hermon School

Higher utilization of assets for science program growth

19 October 2010

Tradeline College & University Science Facilities 2010, Boston, MA

Elise Woodward, Shepley Bulfinch
William E. Riley, Shepley Bulfinch
Gail Dahlstrom, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Accurate space inventory: essential for effective campus master planning

9 August 2007

National Collegiate FM Technology Conference, MIT - Cambridge, MA

Annie Newman, Shepley Bulfinch
Tim Anderson, Computerized Facility Integration

Science design: Use a starting point to measure success

Thursday, 28 October 2010

It may sound counterintuitive, but the most important thing about designing science and research facilities doesn’t actually involve design. The only way to plan for a future facility is to give a long hard look at the way you work today.

It’s a little like looking at your eating habits and stepping on the scale when you want to get in shape. It’s not easy. Start by:

- Establishing a vision and a set of quantifiable goals that will support it
- Understanding where you are today, evaluating existing facilities and current processes and ...[more]

Space matters: square feet and building multipliers

10 February 2010

Architecture for Health Lecture Series, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP