‘Will Covid change the way Universities use space?’
George Griffith, Director, GTG Consulting Limited
Covid has forced everyone to look at everything differently. Working from home is the normal, people haven’t seen colleagues for a year, all meetings are virtual.
Students are learning remotely, doing group-work with colleagues nationally and internationally.
Can we convert large lecture theatres into something more useful? Will our campuses change? What about the residential offering? What things will continue into the future?
George will review some of the things that will change, some things that people might like to change but probably won’t, and things that people didn’t think would change but probably will.
‘Adaptive Re-use – Updating Legacy Buildings’
Karen Nugent, Design Director Education, Page\ Park.
Karen will talk about the work of Page \ Park where they have helped schools and universities adapt and update their existing building estate. Such buildings create challenges, as many are listed or in conservation areas.
In a world where the climate emergency is an urgent issue, adapting existing buildings provides a sustainable solution to addressing the changing needs of the education estate.