• December 2020

    TALK: Equity Matters II: Campus Planning & Design for Inclusion

    EQUITY MATTERS II Leadership Summit | Studio Ma

    The second in a series, the virtual EQUITY MATTERS II Leadership Summit presents a lively discussion among university leaders and campus planners working toward enhancing the value of each student's learning experience and institutional life in higher education, with a focus on social equity.

    Convened by Studio Ma and moderated by Architect Magazine editor Wanda Lau, the conversation explores significant challenges built into the very fabric and physical experience of institutions of higher education, as well as methods for engaging students to assess and evaluate those planning and architectural shortcomings. These include historically segregated housing, economic and health barriers, inadequate integration of facilities for underrepresented students, and other physical attributes of access and equity. Many of the challenges are being exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and its long-term changes, as well as shorter-term effects such as physical distancing and outdoor learning.

    The panelists seek to answer an urgent question: If higher education is meant to provide an equal platform for all to move forward, how do we recognize and help surmount the unequal access and challenges of underrepresented students with better planning and more inclusive design?


    • WHO: Studio Ma and university leaders
      - Alice Raucher, AIA, AUA, LEED AP, Architect for the University, University of Virginia
      - James Kolker, FAIA, University Architect & Associate Vice Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis
      - Marilynn Davis, Chief Real Estate Officer, Clark Atlanta University
      - Ted Jojola, Ph.D., Director, Indigenous Design + Planning Institute, Regents and Distinguished Professor, University of New Mexico
      - Moderated by Wanda Lau, LEED AP, Editor, ARCHITECT Magazine
      - Hosted by Christiana Moss, FAIA, Studio Ma
    • WHAT: Panel discussion, EQUITY MATTERS Leadership Summit II
    • WHEN: Wednesday, February 10th, 4:00-5:30pm MST
    • WHERE: Online via Zoom. Register here at http://bit.ly/3nhYibT