An Intelligent Client
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Promoting the idea of an agreed detailed brief based on Educational requirement: Maxine Booth, Aberdeenshire Council
Follow the journey of developing an agreed brief wholly based on educational reasoning and requirement whilst meeting space standard. This shows the importance of the role of both Education and property in the development of infrastructure for learning. Visuals of new builds and extensions demonstrate the brief whilst capturing the views of the pupils and staff. Part of developing requirements is ensuring there is a clear understanding of suitability; the core facts documentation will be an essential tool in ensuring the learning estate is fit for purpose. The analysis of Suitability core fact along with condition for all assets should robustly inform budget plans for future expenditure.
Why Partnership Matters when Designing Higher Education Teaching Spaces: Moira Fischbacher-Smith, University of Glasgow
This session will outline the approach taken to the design of teaching spaces at the University of Glasgow as part of a multi-million pound investment in teaching and learning spaces. The University adopted a new approach to design and to project governance that involved extensive partnership working between the Estates and Commercial Services Team, the Academic and Student community, University Services and external partners to draw on multi-disciplinary inputs to the design and delivery of new teaching spaces. This has transformed not only our approach, but our understanding of design, and the value of design. For many of us, this was a significant challenge and a long way away from the ‘day job’. The collaborations that developed proved fundamental to creating the trust that underpinned creativity and challenge for everyone involved and ultimately have led to considerable ownership of and engagement in the projects that we’re involved in. The talk will focus on both the creation of a new £90 Mil Learning & Teaching Building and the concurrent renovation of existing spaces, and will show how we have learned to take an inclusive and holistic approach to our work. It will also evidence the benefits of collaborative approach and how each of the stakeholders have learned from one another over the last 4 years and how the approach has been a catalyst to other transformative experiences across the University.
- Diarmaid Lawlor Director of Place - Architecture and Design Scotland