Redefining Engineering Learning and Working Environments

Tuesday, April 25, 11:10 - 12:00 PM

Speaker(s): Mark Freeman

Room #: Salon F-H

Deakin University’s new Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) is a new higher education and research facility designed as an integral part of the Research and Technology precinct within the Deakin University campus. Envisaged as a catalyst capable of redefining a modern design based engineering school, CADET provides a stimulating and engaging student-centered learning environment, integrating creativity, innovation and design within the curriculum and evidenced through the design and functional of all learning and academic spaces. This case study will stress the importance of a collaborative and engaging briefing process which immerses all levels of stakeholders, and which ultimately benefits the client through shared ownership of decisions and design solutions. It will also focus on the ability of architects to add value through their participation in the development of project briefs, in particular where a transformative approach to shift away from traditional practices may be required.