Hastings+Chivetta President, Chris Chivetta, PE, LEED AP BD+C, along with Senior Vice President and Project Manager, Jim Gabel, AIA, LEED AP, have been invited to speak at the Tradeline University Facilities 2018 Conference, May 7-8 in Austin, TX.

The conference focuses on university capital projects and space planning ideas for high resource utilization, student life, flexibility, collaboration and cost reduction. Sessions with peer institutions and planning experts will discuss visioning, decision-making, courses of action, plans and the execution of successful facilities involving a spectrum of space types and new planning models.

Chivetta and Gabel will present on “The Student Perspective from Admission to Graduation.” Higher education institutions are facing increasing challenges in recruiting and retaining students. Based upon U.S. demographics and the reductions in international students, universities should analyze and re-evaluate their facilities from a student perspective to increase admission rates and retention. Session participants will be able to see examples of completed facilities to compare to their existing facilities and establish a prioritization of needs. Participants will also better understand how students evaluate a campus based upon their interests and needs, including student life culture.

Hastings+Chivetta has worked on over 210 campuses in 40 states across the nation, planning and designing a range of academic, science, recreation, student life, housing and athletic facilities that have helped to improve recruitment, retention and student life culture.

For more information about the conference, visit https://www.tradelineinc.com/UF2018.