Taylor Cullity Lethlean
3:00 PM Understanding the Changing Student Market and the Importance of the Public Realm to Improve the Accommodation Offering
One of the challenging aspects of designing student accommodation for both Australian and International students is the turnover of students each year. With most universities and developers offering half the amount of beds to first year, undergraduate students, it becomes a challenge to deliver places that will suit the next generation of students. The student market is changing, and student demands are changing. To remain contemporary and competitive in the Student Accomodation market, Universities are adapting to the new student needs, and realising the importance of provide flexible facilities and public spaces within the campus for the student-residential community.
This session will explore:
- Planning for integrated student accomodation and the balance of private and public spaces within the campus
- The contemporary university as a bustling city-like campus where students live, study, socialise and recreate
- Student needs for a range of facilities and experiences to improve the living-on-campus experience