“It’s So Funny, How We Don’t Talk Anymore” – How can we balance wellbeing and social interaction with our advancing use of technology?
Aaron Taylor, Principal and Education Sector Lead, Stantec.
With technology advancing at an exponential rate, we are challenged in predicting which tools and types of spaces are required to support learning in future generations.
We will explore ways that innovative new workplace environments integrate the use of technology with flexible, multi-purpose spaces for collaboration, quiet time and social interaction. Breaking the cycle of merely plugging technology into traditional environments but seeking how technology has enabled new approaches to learning, ideas and collaboration.
Wellbeing and social interaction must be key drivers, balancing the opportunities for human contact with an ability to find personal space to suit the individual.
Space – Changing demands
George Griffith, Head of University Consulting, CBRE.
The University sector continues to spend on capital development, and is seeing continued rises in the cost of maintaining the estate. That estate is changing too. Universities want different types of space as the demands put on that space change. But it’s the users too, they’re expecting something different, and it is changing the way space works.
This presentation explores the changing costs associated with university estate, looks at the changing requirements from users, how universities are adapting to different delivery methods, and what this means in terms of physical changes.
It does not give the answer, but highlights the way that institutions are trying to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of HE Estates.