Rethinking Resilience: Planning for COVID-19's Lasting Impact on Campus
Colleges and Universities are grappling with the difficult decisions of how and when to welcome students back to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions related to maintaining social distancing, effectively and equitably deploying hybrid learning, adapting to declining enrollment and retaining students and faculty amidst drastic changes on campus can be informed with rapid strategic planning. SmithGroup’s Higher Education Practice offers integrated expertise in space utilization, campus and mobility planning, change management, energy systems, resiliency strategies and multi-disciplinary design. This unified approach affords us the ability to gather and leverage data to lead institution-specific Scenario Mapping to help predict the effects of these multi-layered decisions before implementing adjustments to policy and space use.