Higher Education Studio leadership speaking at SCUP Pacific Regional Conference 2023

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Pacific’s Regional Conference is taking place March 27 to March 29 at UC Davis. Leaders in Steinberg Hart’s Higher Education Studio are speaking at not one, but two of the Tuesday, March 28th concurrent sessions alongside our valued clients and institutional partners. Join us to learn how institutions are maximizing value by leveraging existing resources, and how institutions are approaching stewardship today.



Outside of the Box Thinking Inside the Building: Leveraging Existing Resources

Presented by:
Benedetta Del Vecchio, Senior Planner, Steinberg Hart
Kim Patten, Partner, Steinberg Hart
Diane Stephens, Associate Vice President for Academic Resources and Planning, California State University, Northridge
Deborah Wylie, Higher Education Studio Leader, Cordoba Corporation

Tues, March 28, 11:45am-12:45pm: Systemic trends such as growth of virtual learning and combatting climate change require new types of planning. Due to issues of cost and enrollment, new construction facilities are not always an option. Improving under-utilized facilities is a responsible solution to enhance sustainability, stretch funding, and increase educational flexibility. This session will share new strategies from two California institutions for managing existing resources and uncovering innovative possibilities. You’ll learn how to create a framework for facility reuse through data-informed and engaged conversations, serving a mutual goal for a more flexible, sustainable, and efficient campus under financial constraints and dynamic challenges.

The Uniqueness Paradigm: Diverse Interpretations of Stewardship

Presented by:
Rob Barthelman, Partner, Steinberg Hart
Dr. Pedro Avila, Superintendent/President, Gavilan College
Hakim Chambers, Program Director, Long Beach City College
Julianne Nola, Executive Director of Capital Projects, University of California, Davis

Tues, March 28, 1:30pm-2:30pm: Campuses have many responsibilities to their students and communities as hubs of discovery, knowledge, and activism. A clear definition of stewardship provides a framework for institutions to fulfill their roles and strategically achieve their missions; just as the mission and goals of each institution are unique, so too are the approaches to stewardship. In this session, we’ll explore how three institutions distinctively define and prioritize stewardship on their campuses. Come learn from this diversity of approaches to campus stewardship and discover creative ways that your institution can integrate stewardship holistically throughout its operations, from financial to physical and social strategies.