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AUDE A time to talk: about capital projects - 30th April 2021 - 10.00am – 11.30am

Date: 30th April 2021

Location: MS Teams - Online

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AUDE A time to talk: about capital projects

Date: 30th April 2021

Time: 10.00am – 11.30am

This meeting will take place via Teams online. 


10.00 - 10.05

Welcome , Ken Kinsella, Director of Capital Development LSE and AUDE Capital Group Chair

10.05 - 10.25

AUDE Capital Costs Database annual report. Key findings and considerations for future submissions – AECOM & AUDE

10.25 - 10.35

AUDE capital and sustainability joint initiative, Ken Kinsella, LSE

10.35 - 11.00 

Dr Joe Jack Williams, Associate and researcher at, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, will update members on their recently launched Embodied Carbon Tool. As well as a demonstration of how the tool can be used he will explain the importance of understanding embodied carbon through a building life cycle alongside operational carbon.

11.00 - 11.25 

Mark Thaler, Senior Associate and colleague Richard Jacob, Architect Associate, Gensler will talk to design forecasts and the impact on capital developments

Session Synopsis

While the pandemic required educational institutions to switch to remote learning nearly overnight, it also revealed those challenges that need to be addressed. To kick off this session, Education Leaders Mark Thaler and Richard Jacob will present findings from Gensler’s newly launched Education Engagement Index that will help inform institutions as they plan for a future that is more agile, resilient, and equitable. They will also discuss key education trends from Gensler’s Design Forecast 2021 report which focuses on how people’s desire to reconnect is driving the recovery in a post-Covid world. After spending months studying the shifting space needs at colleges and universities during the pandemic, Mark and Richard will close the session with a deep and engaging discussion on 4 space types that will shape the next generation of campus buildings while enhancing learning and success for all students.

11.25 - 11.30

AUDE updates and close

Mark Thaler - Education Leader, Studio Director, Senior Associate

With over 30 years of experience, Mark is the global co-leader of Gensler's Education practice and is one of the firm’s experts in the design of learning environments and student spaces. His projects span the academic spectrum, from K-12 through higher education, both nationally and internationally, and have been recognized with numerous accolades, including an Award of Merit from the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, as well as a Citation from AIA New York State for the Hajjar STEM Center. The D'Angelo Center at St. John's University was a multiple award-winner, receiving an Award of Honor from the Society of American Registered Architects, a Queens Chamber of Commerce Building Award, and a Brick Institute Award. Additionally, Mark is a leader in Gensler’s Education Research Program, studying the intersection between learning phenomena and design. He has presented his work and research at SXSWEdu, SCUP, STEMTech, and the No Name Conference, and ran a workshop at the 2015 LEFT Conference. He is also on the National Board of Schools That Can and currently chairs its impact committee.

Richard Jacob - Architect, Associate

As Gensler’s European Regional Education Practice Area Leader, Richard is committed to bringing innovation to education design, enabling learners and educators to achieve their maximum potential. To achieve this, he has crafted and curated the vision and direction for projects to create rich and compelling design narratives that give communities a sense of place and pride. Throughout his career, he has championed collaboration in projects by breaking down silos, encouraging interactions, and fostering innovation through the confluence and mixing of diverse user groups, often in ways they never imagined they could. In so doing, Richard creates learning environments that are specifically attuned to needs of the user, allowing them to shine. During his career, he has worked on Education, Knowledge and Innovation projects around the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. These projects have allowed Richard to work closely with world-leading institutions and help them define and deliver the next generational learning facilities they need.

Please note when booking - you will receive confirmation with a calendar invite, the Teams link to join the meeting can be found within the invite. 

Bookings have now closed - please contact bookings@aude.ac.uk for more information

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