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Mid-century Make-over: Creating a 21st Century Learning Center and Student Hub

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  • Addressing current student expectations on campuses with mid-century buildings and a tight budget requires collaboration between the client and design team as well as creative placemaking solutions. As part of repositioning for the 21st century, Drexel University renovated the Korman Center, a 1950s library, and the academic quad to serve as a 24/7 student hub and interdisciplinary academic study center that encourages student collaboration. You will learn how to develop practical, sustainable, and design-forward solutions for updating mid-century buildings and spaces that will attract and retain a diverse student population.

    Learning Outcome 1: Actively participate in repositioning your institution to enhance its values and mission with every building project.

    Learning Outcome 2: Advocate for retaining and reusing mid-century buildings instead of overlooking their potential and writing them off as obsolete.

    Learning Outcome 3: Identify bold and sustainable design solutions that will give your institution an advantage in a competitive marketplace.

    Learning Outcome 4: Explain how to develop and implement a communication and working protocol with project teams to help insure on-time and on-budget results.

    Continuing Education Credits: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPM20C412) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

    Presented By: Richard Gluckman, FAIA, Founding Partner, Gluckman Tang | Nancy Trainer, FAIA, University Architect and Associate Vice President for Facilities, Drexel University | Thomas Amoroso, PLA, ASLA, Principal, Andropogon