Lessons Learned: Building 3,000,000sf of Student Centers 
Wednesday, March 21, 2:30-5:15 p.m. 

Registration Fee: $7
Ride the "T" to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences campus and hear from Perkins+Will about their experiences.
Sponsored by Perkins+Will

Draw on the accumulated wisdom of over 40 years of experience in student union construction! This session is a round table discussion of current student union leaders sharing their lessons learned while in charge of master planning, renovating/building and operating student union buildings. Find out what they wished they knew before it all started! This is the session to ask questions about your goals and dreams of union project.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

•Identify best practices and procedures during the renovation/construction of a student union from the perspective of a student life professional.
•Identify when and how subject matter experts can provide value for your construction project.
•Recognize different operations plans for student centers and how they impact how construction is managed.
•Determine the stakeholders and how to give them ownership and buy-in in order to create a successful sustainable facility.
•Evaluate the pros and cons for phasing a project while university services remain in operation.
•Identify key design issues and their impact on the design and construction process.

More about the building:
This session will be held at the Richard E. Griffin Academic Center, the newest addition to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science's Boston campus. The building is prominently located at 670 Huntington Avenue, also known as The Avenue of the Arts. The session will be on the top level. The 49,000 square foot building accommodates administrative functions, teaching classrooms and laboratories, the development office, and top-floor conference space with sweeping views of the Boston skyline. The Richard E. Griffin Academic Center can be accessed by way of the Longwood Medical Area stop on the MBTA Green line's 'E' branch. 

Moderated by:
David L. Damon, AIA, LEED™
Associate Principal
Perkins + Will


Jeff Stebar, AIA, LEED™

Scheduled to appear:
1. Kurt Stimeling , Clarkson
2. Dan Adams, North Carolina State
3. Sherry Wine, Texas A&M College Station
4. Lincoln Johnson / Paul Zuchowsky, University of Washington
5. Mike Ellis, Colorado State
6. Lynn Cacha, San Diego State
7. David Robertson, Appalachian State

Click here for a PDF file of the presentation materials.

Updated May 9, 2012