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Conference Proceedings

(CC-06) Celebrating the Cultural Landscape Heritage of Mills College
Karen Fiene, Campus Architect, Mills College; Vonn Marie May, Cultural Landscape Specialist, Cultural Resource Planning & Research; Robert Sabbatini, Planner & Designer, Robert Sabbatini AICP ASLA
Since 1868, Mills College founders, Cyrus and Susan Mills, and those who followed, thoughtfully and carefully shaped the campus with Picturesque-era exotic and native plantings and with distinguished architecture. We will discuss how this shared vision of 140 years sets forth a mandate for the future of Mills College to preserve, enhance, and build upon this unique campus setting and its many legacies. This landscape heritage study provides a framework to guide future development in balance with historic preservation.

Convener: Aaron Hyland, Architectural Resources Group

(CC-11) Transforming UC Riverside’s West Campus: From Agriculture to Modern University
Juanita W. Bullock, Campus Physical Planner, University of California-Riverside; Ken J. Pirie, Planner, Walker Macy; Michael Zilis, Landscape Architect, Walker & Macy
The Campus Aggregate Master Plan Study transforms UC Riverside’s West Campus. Existing agricultural fields will accept much of the university’s dramatic enrollment and facilities expansion, including undergraduate education, family housing neighborhoods, apartments, graduate schools and a potential School of Medicine. The West Campus will have a pedestrian-oriented heart which centers on a sinuous open space linking a series of traditional rectilinear quads, fostering a sense of place and providing connections to the existing campus and surrounding community.

Convener: David Martin, Anshen+Allen

(CC-19) De-Formalizing Classroom Spaces for Student-Centered Learning
Mark Baratta, Director of Computing, College of Architecture & Urban Planning; Kevin Kane, Principal, SHKS Architects; David Strauss, Principal, SHKS Architects
Two case studies of alternative approaches to de-formalizing the design of classrooms will be discussed. These represent interdepartmental learning at two University of Washington colleges. Both of the projects incorporate “state of the shelf” technology in un-conventional configurations to foster flexibility and interaction. The presentation will include descriptions of project design objectives, technical criteria and operational considerations in transforming underutilized campus space into vital, now essential learning facilities.

Convener: Sylvia Avendano, HMC Architects

(CC-20) Residential Life—Will Students Buy What We Want to Sell?
Christopher C. Ramey, Director & University Architect, University of Oregon; Gregory L. Strickler, Principal, Anderson Strickler, LLC; Christine Taylor Thompson, Planning Associate, University of Oregon
Faced with the expectations and buying power of 21st-century students and armed with new ideas about residential learning yet burdened with 1960s-era dorms, what is a campus to do?
The University of Oregon’s Strategic Housing Plan marries institutional enrollment management, residential campus, and student-learning goals to the realities of existing facilities and the marketplace. Learn how objectives and measurable goals were set before engaging consultants to test their viability with market demand, existing facilities, and financial realities.

Convener: Kacey Clagett, Field Paoli Architects

(CC-24) Planning a Vibrant Living-Learning Community at Portland State University
Patricia Parola, Associate Partner, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP; Dan Zalkow, Housing & Transportation Planner, Portland State University
Portland State University, nestled in the heart of downtown Portland, embarked on a master plan process to identify the potential of a very conspicuous transit oriented site to house 1200 new beds for a changing student body. The process unveiled multiple strategies that spanned the spectrum of urban planning, connections to other institutions; multi-use program development and building design to not only attract but also to retain entering students. This presentation covers the lessons learned during the master plan process.

Convener: Beverly Prior, Beverly Prior Architects

Where is my Campus and What Does it Look Like?
Moura Quayle, Deputy Minister, Advanced Education, Ministry of Advanced Education
Campus 2020: Thinking Ahead was the first comprehensive look at higher education in British Columbia in 45 years. The report, released in spring 2007, charts a challenging course for the future. It paints the picture of a system transformed by changing technologies and new types of learners who demand more choice, flexibility, and convenience. It contests our current conception of what a post-secondary 'campus' encompasses, and asks us to imagine a new learning environment without borders, boundaries, or barriers. It forecasts the future campus of learning as one defined by access, excellence and innovation.
This presentation uses the report as a platform to explore the learning environment of the future – where is my campus and what does it look like? How does our current system respond to the new context including virtual, global, workplace, community–based and sustainable campus learning models? Speculations are put forward on the changing roles within the academic enterprise which must reflect the 21st century student and citizen.


We'd like to thank our generous sponsors!


Gilbane Building Company,

Platinum Level

Perkins + Will,
Steinberg Architects,

Gold Level


Silver Level

Alfa Tech Cambridge Group,
Anshen + Allen, Architects,
Architectural Resources Group,
BOORA Architects,
Cannon Design,
Degenkolb Engineers,
DES Architects + Engineers,
Hornberger + Worstell,
Interface Engineering,
Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning, Inc.,
Rutherford & Chekene,
Sundt Construction, Inc.,
Swinerton Management & Consulting,
VBN Architects,
Watry Design, Inc.,
WRNS Studio, LLP,
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP,

Bronze Level

BBI Construction,
Beverly Prior Architects,
Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc.,
CSW Stuber-Stroeh Engineering,
DLR Group,
Forell/Elsesser Engineres, Inc.,
Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers,
Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.,
HMC Architects,
Lease Crutcher Lewis,
Lionakis Beaumont Design Group,
Mahlum Architects,
MVE Institutional, Inc.,
Opsis Architecture,
Ratcliff Architects,
Safir Rosetti,
Sasaki Associates Inc.,
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.,
TEECOM Design Group,
The Tiburon Group, LLC,
Walker Parking Consultants,
WSP Flack+Kurtz,

Sponsorship list last updated August 11, 2008

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact:

Sponsorship Coordinator
Myrna Esther Wagner
Regional Business Development Manager
Swinerton Management & Consulting, Inc
260 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94107
415.984.1345 Fax

SCUP Staff
Betty Cobb
339 East Liberty Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
fax 734.998.6532


Conference Chair:
Kathleen Beaumont
Kathleen Beaumont Planning

Program Contact:
Tom Fortier
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP

Program Contact:
David Moore

Online Form or Website Contact:
April Pichlik




2008 Pacific Regional Conference

"Institutional Responses to a Transforming Student Body"

April 13–15, 2008
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Vancouver, BC (Canada)