SmithGroup at the SCUP 2019 Annual Conference

Join SmithGroup at the following events at the SCUP 2019 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, July 14-16, 2019. Register through the conference website and meet our thought leaders at the sessions and workshops highlighted below. 


Monday, July 15 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT | Washington State Convention Center, 4C-1
Assessing and Relocating Administrative Workspaces, On and Off Campus 
With Paul Leef
This session will detail The University of Texas at Austin's process for recapturing space for student and academic use by identifying ideal locations for administrative units. The project team will discuss their space utilization study, how they decided where administrative units should be relocated and their successful relocation strategy.

Tuesday, July 16 | 9:50 - 10:20 AM PT | SCUP Commons Learning Space
Learning Session: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: Prototyping Inclusive Spaces for Immediate Impact 
Join a team of SmithGroup designers to discuss short-term, attainable solutions campuses can put in place to help encourage equity while still maintaining momentum for long-term equity and inclusion strategies.

Tuesday, July 16 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM PT | Washington State Convention Center 618-620
Collaborative Models to Scale Up Climate Action and Resiliency Efforts
With Steven Baumgartner
Climate change is a huge problem, and the scale of transformation needed to address it can be daunting. This session will highlight four national collaboratives that have teamed up to multiply their positive impact on climate change.

Wednesday, July 17 | 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT | Washington State Convention Center, 607
Workshop: Using Data to Inform Space Planning
With Paul Leef and Steve Schonberger
As new construction becomes cost prohibitive, campuses must use data to make sure existing space is used as efficiently as possible. Doing so is easier said than done. This session with help you create, interpret, and use data to support space decision making. We'll outline methods for identifying the data you need, locating it across the institution, and bringing it together for analysis. 
Note: Additional fee required to attend this workshop.



SmithGroup's University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni Park project will be honored at the conference award ceremony. Attend the SCUP Excellence Awards Recognition event Monday, July 15, 1:55 - 4:15 PM.