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about the personal interaction, and it's about creating a space
that's not precious and that can be messy and beat-up-able,
right? And when you drill down the core essence of that type
of a space, it's pretty universal. The challenge is-and I can't
believe I'm saying this as a designer-that even assuming
the designer gets the parts right, it then takes a dynamic
leader to come in and make that space powerful by taking
advantage of that potential.

"

Perspective: What steps do you take to ensure
maximum longevity, especially in education where
environments can be fast changing due to
expect outside influences such as technology?
SCHOTT: Staying on top of changing

Students
their spaces and
environments
to be as flexible
as the apps on
their iPhone.

technology is a balance between how soon
new technology is adopted and your budget.
Sometimes new technology might seem like
the best route to take, only to find out that
it isn't universally supported. Likewise, the
newer technology may be too expensive at
-David Broz, AIA, LEED AP
the outset, and waiting until the prices drop
might be the only option, making obsolescence
one step closer. Some of the steps we can take to support
maximum longevity are to build in flexibility. That could
involve running spare conduits, buying larger cables (i.e.
Cat7 Ethernet cables), and providing multiple connections
The Gensler- in multiple locations. Create chases for technology cabling
designed DwightEnglewood School so that when connections change, simply pulling in new
Hajjar STEM Center or additional cables will suffice. Do not create custom
in Englewood,
New Jersey, USA, architecture for specific devices; a recessed niche for a
includes seven monitor today may not be the appropriate size tomorrow.
flexible classrooms
and eight science Flexibility is key.
labs center around BROZ: One thing we've begun to do is a lot of posta double-height
community area occupancy evaluation on the projects that we build. We're
that serves as an doing that now at the University of Kansas School of
innovation hub for
collaboration. Business, [Lawrence, Kansas, USA], which opened last year.

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Part of our opportunity with that is to go through the space
and see where the students are truly having the interactions
that we planned for those spaces, and how the different
types of seating and furniture are being used.
We recommend an 80-20 rule with the interior
environment, where instead of buying 100 percent of the
furniture on day one, we'll buy 80 percent of it. That way, as
we evaluate how it's being used, we can go back to the client
and shuffle things around a little bit where we say, "You
know what? This piece of furniture is really successful. We're
going to use that extra budget and buy six more of them and
populate the space."
Perspective: Higher-ed institutions are under a lot
of budget pressure while also trying to attract and
retain students. What do designers need to do in
order to be attuned to the issues facing their clients?
BROZ: Right now, clients are in a very interesting place of

decreased funding, and long-term maintenance costs are
a big concern for them. There's a danger in, for example,
putting in carpet that has to be replaced in a decade, or else
it will look really shabby. Clients are becoming much more
savvy as far as the long-term viability of their choices with
materials and finishes. A lot of institutions are requiring
an additional 10 percent to the original building cost for
endowment for maintenance. 
SCHOTT: The cost wars are having an impact. Students
are paying more money for higher education and expect
amenities on campus to be commensurate with that.
Meanwhile, the facilities management arm of a university
is looking to save money and find the lowest-cost way
to approach every project. Ultimately, that competition
for enrollment is the No. 1 priority. Designers need to be
sensitive to those trends so that [they] understand the
challenges universities are facing and how much is being
driven by that push for recruitment and retention. n



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World View
Sum of Its Parts
Talk, Talk
Pre/Post
Data Viz
A Common Good
Pop Goes Design
A New School of Thought
Balancing Act
Scratch Pad
Insider Intel
Sound Bytes
IIDA News + Updates
Why This Design Works
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - From IIDA
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - World View
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - Sum of Its Parts
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - Talk, Talk
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - Pre/Post
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - Data Viz
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - A Common Good
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - A New School of Thought
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - Insider Intel
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IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - Sound Bytes
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - 53
IIDA Perspective - Spring/Summer 2017 - IIDA News + Updates
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