2003 PKAL - NITLE Facilities Workshop at DePauw University

October 24 - 26, 2003


Creating Cyberinfrastructures
Joan K. Lippincott
Joan Lippincott, executive associate director at the Coalition for Networked Information, discusses creating institutional cyberinfrastructure in terms of the relationships between the people, the space, the technology and the content. Her point of emphasis is the desirability of seamlessness between these facets, in hopes of enabling efficient learning by students.
DePauw University's Percy Lavon Julian Science & Mathematics Center
Neal B. Abraham, Daniel T. Moriarity, Frederick M. Soster
Dan Moriarity, principal at CSO Architects, and Fred Soster, Project Shepherd & professor of Geology at DePauw University, walk us through a virtual tour of their new science and mathematics center. Dan gives his commentary on his experience with the project from his stance as the architect while Fred tells us about his tribulations as the Project Shepherd. Through their work together, being flexible and understanding most of the time, but also refusing to make concessions on others, they were successful. They provide a broad, detailed framework for transforming an aging science building into a new building which has unexpectedly become the newest campus library.
Exploring the Future
Phil Crompton
“No longer can we separate technology from buildings...” Phil Crompton, a principal at Vantage Technology Consulting Group talks about the rapid advancement of technology and the implications this upward spiral has on student learning. Technology is closely tied to institutions of higher education and in order to best serve students, trends must be monitored, predicting the influence on education. Phil gives us views into the future to provide insight for what institution’s should plan for.
Informal Spaces: Focusing on Where They are and How Students Use Them
Thomas C. Celli
Tom Celli, president of Celli-Flynn Brennan Turkall, gives an overall presentation of successful and innovative student learning spaces. In particular, Tom focuses on the numerous places students learn, especially the areas outside of the classroom itself. These spaces, such as lounges, deserve the attention of institutional planning teams when considering the design of new or remodeled facilities.
Inside the Walls: An internal design/build process at Dickinson College
Robert Cavenagh
Bob Cavenagh, Director of Instructional Technology at Dickinson College, walks us through the progression, growth and vision involved in the redesign of the instructional technology at Dickinson College. The focus was on group learning stations and the way in which space could be used to allow for productive interaction between students. Standardization across electronic classrooms was sought in order to provide simple operation and keep costs low.
Learner-centered Practices
Malcolm Brown
Malcolm Brown, director of academic computing at Dartmouth College, discusses learning centered practices. He offers his views on learning being active, social, contextual, engaged and requires ownership.
Library: An Integrated Learning Center
Henry Myerberg
"The stereotype of libraries as musty repositories of old books has never been less true." Henry Myerberg, a principal at the Rockwell Group, goes on to emphasize, encourage and show how the library is and should be an integrated learning center. He believes the library is a place without borders and with the considerate infusion of technology will grow in its capacity to serve students.
Programming: Working Through the Programming Process
Carole Wedge, L. Paul Zajfen
Carole Wedge, a principal at Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott discusses the most important parts of the building programming process, which are issues all institutions renovating or building will encounter. Her idea is that for such a monumental undertaking a clear outline of the steps taken leading up to and during the process is helpful, if not necessary. Here is a discussion of issues that should be considered by any institution as soon as changes to the infrastructure of campus are an inchoate idea being discussed.
The Vassar Story
Michael C. Lauber, Barbara Page
Michael Lauber, a principal at Ellenzweig Associates, discusses the Vassar College renovations from his standpoint as the architect, contrasting to those of Barbara Page as faculty. He looks at the problems faced and the creative solutions they worked out to make the library a focal point on the expansive campus.

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