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Boston Society of Architects / SCUP Roundtable, 2006

— On Wednesday, June 14th, I will be participating in a panel discussion about campus housing, convened at Boston University and sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects and the Society for College and University Planning. The event does not focus on residential colleges specifically, but my own contributions to the discussion will emphasize that theme, and it would be a pleasure to meet any Collegiate Way readers in the Boston area who are able to attend.

The notice that will appear in the forthcoming BSA newsletter appears below, and I’m grateful to my colleague Richard Yeager of Boston College for the invitation to participate. For more information please contact Gordon King of Suffolk University (, one of the panel organizers.

BSA/SCUP Roundtable for June 2006

Student Housing Models – One Size Does Not Fit All

June 14th on the top floor of Boston University’s Student Village, with beautiful panoramic views to the Charles River, Cambridge, and the Boston skyline.

Registration and breakfast buffet: 8:00am
Program: 8:30–10:00am
Building Tours: 10:00–10:30am


Gordon King, Senior Director, Facilities Planning and Management, Suffolk University

Robert J. O’Hara, Biologist and Higher Education Consultant, Middlebury, Vermont

Marc Robillard, Director of Housing, Boston University

Janet Stegman, Principal, Stegman + Associates

This panel of student housing experts, representing design, facilities, campus housing administration, and faculty viewpoints, will discuss current trends in student housing:

  • undergraduate versus graduate housing issues
  • tiered housing versus more integrated residences
  • traditional dormitories versus suites or apartments
  • live-learn environments versus residential-only programs
  • higher building amenities versus lower building amenities
  • thematic residences versus generic housing
  • residential college versus generic housing models

Join us to learn more about the choices in housing models today. The panel will present pros and cons of various housing models and will provide relevant benchmarks to help inform your choice of housing models.

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