2004 NITLE - PKAL Facilities Workshop at Vassar College

October 22 - 24, 2004

The second NITLE - PKAL Facilities Workshop was designed to serve both those who are planning new spaces and those who are planning to remodel spaces that accommodate technology-enriched learning in formal and non-formal settings. Institutional team members explored approaches to careful facility planning and worked with colleagues and consultants to outline an agenda for action for the coming year.

Presentations

  • An overview on the planning process
    - Arthur J. Lidsky, President, Dober, Lidsky, Craig and Associates, Inc.
    This presentation summarizes various approaches to facilities planning and the importance of creating an institutional framework for decision-making.
  • Exploring the future
    - Phil Crompton, Principal, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
    Crompton describes the future of presentation, capture, distribution and headend technologies that will be key components of the next generation of electronic classrooms and other learning spaces.
  • Informal spaces: What are they for? Why do we need them?
    - Malcolm B. Brown, Director of Academic Computing, Dartmouth College
    - Michael C. Lauber, Principal, Ellenzweig Associates
    Brown and Lauber present how informal spaces, as important learning and social spaces, provide a space for students to "interact," but they are not created equal.
  • Considering sustainability issues
    - Barbara Page, Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English, Vassar College
    - L. Paul Zajfen, Principal, Anshen + Allen Architects LA
    This presentation illustrates the planning and engineering issues in developing a sustainable project, and the techniques and considerations in the programming and design of such facilities.
  • Considering implications for renovation/new construction
    - Rachel Kitzinger, Professor of Classics, Vassar College
    - Michael C. Lauber, Principal, Ellenzweig Associates
    Kitzinger and Lauber discuss renovation issues, including: cost, program fit, swing space/logistics, building infrastructure, and the "surprise" factor.
Considering sustainability issues 2004
Barbara Page, L. Paul Zajfen
This presentation from an institutional teams break-out session illustrates the planning and engineering issues that are of concern in developing a sustainable project and uses examples to illustrate techniques and considerations in the programming and design of such facilities.
Exploring the future 2004
Phil Crompton
The subject of this presentation is the future of presentation, capture, distribution and headend technologies that will be key components of the next generation of electronic classrooms and other learning spaces.
Informal Spaces: What are they for? Why do we need them?
Malcolm Brown, Michael C. Lauber
Includes photos of informal spaces at Vassar, Dickinson, Harvard, Stanford, and Ursinus.