By any measure, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on the delivery and viability of higher education. While it undeniably intensified longstanding business challenges, it also generated new opportunities to reimagine what higher ed facilities should look like moving forward. As a strategic inflection point, the pandemic effectively confirmed the need for decisive action on fundamental change in higher education.
In collaboration with APPA, this year’s State of Facilities in Higher Ed report from Gordian examines the current and future implications for the built environment, as institutions continue to confront a destabilized business model, a need for adaptation and a rapid shift in the very nature of the community.
1. Strategies for reimaging space usage, rightsizing campus and reducing costs.
2. Opportunities for matching facilities resources with user expectations to ensure long-term viability of your building portfolios.
3. Practical solutions for investing in building technologies that protect the health of your community and optimize operations.
4. New ways to evolve your facilities organization to flexibly respond to expected enrollment and economic stresses.
Pete Zuraw, VP of Market Strategy and Development, Gordian
E. Lander Medlin, Executive Vice President, APPA