ABA Principal, David O'Brien, along with Santa Clara University’s Chris Shay, Assistant Vice President for University Operations, and Lisa Millora, Senior Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives, presented “Teaching Space Programming: Connecting Models with Reality”, during the SCUP 2017 Pacific Regional Conference.
The team spoke in-depth regarding Santa Clara University’s new trans-disciplinary STEM Complex and discussed the inherent complexities and shortcomings of model-driven teaching space programming. ABA promotes direct faculty and staff interaction and negotiation in scheduling and program validation.
This approach was demonstrated through a small-scale active-learning simulation of faculty engaging in the real-time scheduling of courses and sections into the new STEM building’s planned teaching spaces. This enabled participants to experience firsthand how individual preferences and differences from one group to another can impact a program.
ABA is supporting Santa Clara University’s STEM initiatives in several ways including Institutional Visioning, Space Program Validation, Teaching Space Programming, Shared Resources Management Planning, and Project Planning and Architecture.
If you have questions on space programming, or would like a consultation, email David directly.