High-Profile Monthly: March 2013

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March, 2013


High-Profile Focus: SCUP

From the Desk of Jolene Knapp

Planning consultants, architects, and engineers at firms that serve the higher education marketplace play an active role at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). They: • Share the knowledge gained from interesting, challenging, and unique campus projects, along with their institutional clients, at regional events and the annual Jolene Knapp international conference. • Serve in key volunteer positions, including the SCUP Board of Directors, standing committees, and the new National Council. • Write articles on planning best practices for the Planning for Higher Education journal. • Participate actively in SCUP’s mojo and our LinkedIn site. • Recommend campus/master and strategic plans that they have written for clients, or discovered online, for the Higher Education Institutional Plans Database. • Advance the society’s programs by providing much-needed financial support through advertising, exhibiting, and sponsoring. The society has many stories of how corporate members have embraced our mission of integrating planning on campus and have, in turn, served as ambassadors and missionaries on our behalf: • One enterprising East Coast architectural firm has hosted all three steps of the SCUP Planning Institute at its office for the benefit of its clients. • A national space-design firm hosted a Step

II workshop for a group of ACE Fellows. • A foundation created a research prize to honor the life’s work of a renowned planning consultant. We invite you and other members of your firm (and your clients!) to join SCUP if you believe that planning on campus needs to be integrated and to help spread the good word about SCUP at the colleges and universities with whom you work. By integrated, we mean that the people who are responsible for or involved in planning on campus should make informed decisions based on a two-way dialog with: 1) colleagues in other functional areas on campus, and 2) people directly affected by the plans, e.g., students, local residents, and government. It’s such a simple concept—sharing information—but we all know that these important conversations don’t happen for a variety of reasons. Good planning is collaborative, transparent, and integrated! We are unique among higher education associations in that we recognize that members who work at architectural, engineering, and construction firms have just as much to share as their institutional colleagues. SCUP does not differentiate its members by assigning corporate folks to an associate membership role. Corporate members are full, voting, office-holding members of our community and we welcome their expertise. Our membership is based on professional development and long-term relationship building, rather than high-pressure business development, so please take a moment to learn more about SCUP’s unique culture by visiting www. scup.org/membership/culture.html. Continued on page 23

UMass Med Ctr Renos Completed Timberline Works with S/L/A/M

High-tech imaging equipment Worcester, MA - Timberline Construction Corp. has been working with the S/L/A/M Collaborative on several projects for UMass Memorial Medical Center. The UMass Medical Center provides a range of specialized health care services within three central Massachusetts campuses: the Memorial Campus, University Campus, and Hahnemann Campus. The Timberline team, led by Institutional construction professional Christopher Carucci as senior project manager, previously completed capital improvements

to the UMass Memorial campus, including a renovation to an existing radiology room for the operating healthcare facility. The project involved millwork, drywall, painting, and the installation of new GE radiology equipment. A loading dock area renovation was also completed, along with campus fire protection and smoke barrier improvements. Most recently, Timberline served as the general contractor for the Angio and Continued on page 20

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