HEDQF Second Annual Conference: Future Campus – The University of the future

Date & Time:12th July 2016

Held at University of the Arts, London (UAL)

Optional Tours (limited numbers – pre-booking is essential). 

Creating a new urban district in King’s Cross:  Tour by Argent: 4.30 for 5pm on 11th July 2016, meeting at the King’s Cross Visitor Centre is in the Western Transit Shed on Stable Street. 

Creating a new arts university at King’s Cross:   Tour of the Granary Building by Stanton Williams:  8.30am on 12th July, meeting at the Conference Reception Desk in the main foyer in the Granary. 


Main Conference Agenda:  12 July 2016 

8.30am to 9.45am: Coffee, Registration and Networking in the Granary atrium 

9.45am: Opening and Setting the Context:  

Chairman:  Professor Philip Ogden, Queen Mary University of London and Chairman of HEDQF.   

  • Steve Howe, Director of Estates at University of the Arts London (UAL)Welcome to the University of the Arts and the Central Saint Martins campus.  
  • Professor Philip Odgen: Welcome to the Conference. 

10.00: Keynote Presentations:  

  • Nigel Carrington, Vice Chancellor of University of the Arts London: How universities of the future will support their cities, linked with UAL’s wider future estate strategy. 
  • Nick Searle, Partner in Argent: The King’s Cross Regeneration and the role of design, public realm, higher education and the knowledge industries in achieving this new urban district.  
  • Discussion 

11.00am Short comfort break (10 minutes) 

11.10am:  The design of universities as places to work and live as part of the urban regeneration and future economic success of regions and cities:  

Chairman: Ed Watson, Executive Director of Growth, Planning and Housing, City of Westminster  

  • A new university and arts quarter at “Olympicopolis on Stratford Waterfront in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Martin Summersgill, title, University College London 
  • A new campus for Glasgow University in the heart of the city on the former Western Infirmary siteAnn Allen, Director of Estates and BuildingsThe University of Glasgow 
  • An international example with UK university involvement: EduCity in Malaysia: Andy MacFee, Director, Scott Browrigg. 
  • Discussion 

12.30pm Lunch and Networking 

1.45pm: The future of teaching and learning.   What will the teaching and learning facilities of the future look like and how are students and staff involved in their design?:   

Chairman: Graham Brown-Martin, founder of the global think tank Learning Without Frontiers (LWF)  

  • Introduction and overview: Graham Brown-Martin. 
  • How future university students are learning today – lessons from changes in school education design: Michael Buchanan of Galliford Try. 
  • New teaching environments and collaborative learning:  Lessons from Australian universitiesTom KvanPro-Vice Chancellor, University of Melbourne. 
  • Involving the stakeholders in innovative learning and teaching designs:  Jonas NordquistDirector Medical Case Centre, Karolinska Institutet 
  • Discussion 

 3.15pm: A view from the students.  Paul Rossi, Head of Student Advice at University of the Arts London chairs a student discussion with Sean Stillmaker, Emma Twine, Emma Gains and Rishub Keelara.  

 3.45pm Coffee and Networking 

 4.40pm Research, Enterprise and the importance of design:  Research, enterprise, science, arts and communities working together.   

 Chairman: Ton KvanPro-Vice Chancellor, The University of Melbourne. 

  • Design for Innovation and Creativity:  Professor Saeema Ahmed-KristensenDeputy Head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London 
  • Design for Manufacturing, Engineering and Industry at Sheffield:  Keith Lilley, Director of Estates and Facilities Management, The University of Sheffield.  
  • Design for Medical Research:  The Francis Crick Institute in St Pancras in the heart of LondonLarry Malcic, Senior Vice President and Design Principal, HOK.  
  • Achieving successful and innovative designs through use of architectural competitions, Julian Robinson, Director of Estates, London School of Economics 
  • Discussion  

6.00pm Conclusions and Lessons for the Future:  

Professor Philip Ogden, Queen Mary University London 


 6.30pm Drinks and the Launch of the new HEDQF/RIBA book “Future Campus” 


  • Professor Philip Odgen, Chairman of HEDQF 
  • Ian Taylor, Fielden Clegg Bradley, Editor of the book 
  • Professor Tony Travers, Director of British Government @ LSE, London School of Economics.  

8.30 Finish  

All images (c) Simon Fraser