Bill Bruce Presenting at the 2016 Annual SCUP Conference in Vancouver

Jul 06, 2016


On Tuesday, July 12th, Bill Bruce will be presenting “Improving Mental Health and Academic Performance Through Campus Planning and Design” at SCUP-51 in Vancouver.

The environment in which students live and learn can influence both mental health and academic performance. This session offers planners, designers, and academic officials a way to incorporate health into the planning and design process so the environment mitigates mental health issues and promotes academic success. We will discuss how planning and design decisions influence health and share a process that uses a health design assessment to factor the student health perspective into the planning and design of college campuses.

Interested in learning more about the HDA process? Contact Bill Bruce for more information.

Improving Mental Health and Academic Performance Through Campus Planning and Design
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Vancouver Convention Centre, 110

Presented by:  Bill Bruce, Principal, CRJA-IBI Group  |  Michelle Eichinger, President, Designing4Health  |  Andy Powers, Director of Design, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Convened by:  Ann Marie Baranowski, Senior Associate, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Learning Outcome(s):
1. Describe the connection between student mental health and the built environment.
2. List resources that connect health and planning/design.
3. Identify planning and design strategies that affect student health.
4. Explain how student health data can drive planning and design decisions for a college campus.

Continuing Education Credits:
AIA LU/HSW 1.0 unit (SCUP51C097)
AICP CM 1.0 unit
NASBA CPA CPE 1.0 unit; Field of study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications