Monthly Archives: December 2009

Campus of the Future workshop in Washington DC

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On December 3rd and 4th the Americas Social Infrastructure Market and Education Business hosted a Campus of the Future workshop in Washington DC at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Centre. The workshop, hosted by Leo Argiris and Mahadev Raman, was part of a larger series of workshops on the theme of campuses (corporate, medical, academic). Attendees included architects, planners, facility managers and academics from Carnegie Mellon, John Hopkins, U Penn, Cornell, American University as well as globally recognized architect talent Toshiko Mori, and Tom Kennedy and Raj Patel from Arup. Participants were encouraged to think about how the emerging trends of resource constraint and demographic changes might impact the future design of universities.

The workshop speakers included Cisco’s Director of Education, Michelle Selinger, who spoke about the impact of technology and design on learning and collaboration as well as Senior Sustainability Consultant Karin Giefer who drew on her experiences at the Pentagon and at Arup to describe two very different stories of sustainability.

Organized by Arup Foresight’s Francesca Birks and hosted by Global Director for Foresight & Innovation, Chris Luebkeman, these series of workshops are mechanism to facilitate open dialog between Arup and our clients – learning about their concerns as they relate to STEEP (social, technological, economic, environmental and political categories and looking towards the future.

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