Mark Freeman

Partner Gray Puksand

Mark is a Partner at Gray Puksand and an accomplished Architect with over 17 years’ specialist experience in the planning and design of innovative and sustainable education facilities.

With a detailed understanding of contemporary learning space, specialty laboratory and academic workspace design principles, Mark has delivered ground-breaking education, laboratory and science-based research projects for some of Australia’s premier education providers and universities.

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

11:20 AM Exploring the Attributes, Challenges and Possibilities for Inner City Learning Environments

The inner city commercial real estate sector has long been the domain of workspace, retail and hospitality – increasingly, educational institutions are looking to leverage the benefits of CBD and inner city locations to provide high quality learning environments for their staff and students. By acknowledging the potential of inner city commercial premises to accommodate a range of learning environments across early years, to vocational and post graduate study, educational organisations are able to leverage high calibre commercial properties to establish a valuable inner city campus presence. Through a series of case studies, the attributes, challenges and possibilities for these learning environments will be explored.

The session will explore:
  • What are the attributes of commercial premises that enable and support inner city learning environments
  • What are the locational opportunities
  • What are the challenges of integrating learning environments within tenanted commercial premises
  • How opportunities exist for a range of educational providers across early years to vocational training and post graduate studies
  • What are the commercial benefits for inner city asset owner?

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Mark.

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