Notes from NASCUP 2018

Notes prepared by:
Debi McDonald AIA, LEED AP
Robert Hicks AIA, LEED AP
JCJ Architecture

The North Atlantic Regional Conference of the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP) was held in Cambridge, MA on March 4 – 6. It brought together a variety of institutions and consultants from across New York and New England, as well as attendees from further afield, including California, Utah and Newfoundland. The conference theme, “Gown, Gown, Gown, Gown & Town,” focused on the evolving relationships between institutions and their home communities.

A number of recurring themes emerged in the conference sessions that are relevant to our shared initiatives in campus planning and architecture. A selection of some of these themes follows.