Chris Jones co-presenting at SCUP 2016 North Atlantic Conference

Mar 21, 2016


On Tuesday, March 22nd, Chris Jones will be co-presenting “A New Institute for Data Science Creates a Framework for Placemaking” at the SCUP North Atlantic Conference in New York City. The University of Rochester established an Institute for Data Science to broaden the field of computer science through the research and development of big data analytics. At the same time, the university had increasingly outdated facilities, isolated departments, and a campus quadrangle divided by a major roadway. Through a competition format, two projects (now under construction) attempt to nest the physical, environmental, and infrastructural needs of the campus while creating an innovative program that crosses disciplines and captures the imagination of students and faculty.

Chris is currently working with the University on the design and construction of a new quad and adjacent green spaces associated with the new Science and Engineering building.

A New Institute for Data Science Creates a Framework for Placemaking
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
10:00 – 11:00 AM
The New School University Center, Room U502/503

Presented by:  Charles R. Gantt, Director of Planning – Campus Planning, Design & Construction Management, University of Rochester  |  Christopher Jones, Principal, IBI Group  |  Henry Kautz, University of Rochester  |  J. Frano Violich, Principal, Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd

Convened by:  Pamela Palmer Delphenich, Director, Education Practice Area Leader, Gensler

Learning Outcome(s):
1. Examine the value-added strategies and hidden costs in the creation and realization of a strategic plan.
2. Identify the reach of big data analytics and its ability to create synergies between academic programs.
3. Define the characteristics of placemaking that attract and support discourse across disciplines.
4. Discuss whether a competition process for the design of campus landscapes and buildings satisfy the needs of campus planning.

Continuing Education Credits:
AIA LU 1.0 unit (SCUPN16C14)
AICP CM 1.0 unit