29 November 2012
HEDQF - Academic Workspace: Walking the Talk
Hosted by Penoyre & Prasad LLP
Penoyre & Prasad kindly organised and hosted our recent event on academic workspace. Ian Goodfellow, Partner at Penoyre & Prasad, chaired the event and introduced the evening by setting out the reasons for there being big changes underway in academic workspace and identifying the key reasons why it is so complex for universities to implement. The following speakers then shared what they wished they had known when they embarked on workplace change:
Dr Jennifer Parkin, Loughborough University
Janthia Taylor, Deputy Director, Ravensbourne College
John Raftery, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University
This was followed by a lively discussion around the need for the right balance between strong leadership and good consultation processes. Fiona Duggan of FiD and Ian Goodfellow of P&P then presented some tried and tested strategies for projects involving academic workspace and organisational change which in turn led to further debate between the panel members and the audience.
9 October 2012
HEDQF – Sustainable Refurbishment: Myth, Magic, or Mandatory.
Hosted by EC Harris at their headquarters in London
EC Harris kindly hosted our recent event on Sustainable Refurbishment in Higher Education. The afternoon was a great success with a lively panel debate, packed with thought-provoking insights and top tips from lessons learned in and out of the sector.
Mark Cleverly, Partner and Head of Sector at EC Harris spoke about the challenges facing the sector (on behalf of Roger Bond, Chair of the AUDE Sustainability Group).
He was followed by David Ludford, Senior Consultant Higher Education, EC Harris who set the scene for the following speakers:
Matt Dickinson, Building Research Establishment
Ben Humphries, Architype Architects
Chris Evans, Rolton Group
George Martin, Coventry University
Andrew Keelin, Buro Happold
Nick Hayes, Head of Sustainability, EC Harris
Presentations from these speakers can be viewed below.