26 - 27 March, 2019 | Royce Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday, 25th March 2019

Workshop A

9:00 am - 11:00 am Smart Buildings: Implementing Future Solutions and Strategies within Your Student Accommodation

Trevor Hamilton, Director at Nettleton Tribe, will present an in-depth analysis on the future of student accommodation, as well as the strategies that need to be implemented to ensure accommodation providers can cater to future demands. One aspect that has been discussed is the concept of “smart buildings” for an improved, tailored student environment. Along with this is the importance of future-proofing student accommodation and implementing strategic, long-term solutions to cater to upcoming changes in their expectations.

  • The proliferation of “smart buildings” and what this means for future student providers in Australia
  • Implementing long term, cost-effective thinking into your student accommodation plans
  • Understanding the current expectations of local students and how they expect their accommodation to be for the future

Trevor Hamilton, Director at Nettleton Tribe

Trevor Hamilton

Nettleton Tribe

Workshop B

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Integrating Student Accommodation into Your Campus Master Plan

Learning to incorporate your student accommodation program into your campus masterplan will assist your university in providing a safe and enriching environment for its students. Doing this will also give student accommodation providers ideas for what they should consider to provide a fully integrated living and learning experience. Stanford is currently in the process of rethinking the role of housing in the education of its students and will share some ideas currently under consideration.

Cathy Deino Blake, Director of Campus Planning and Design at Stanford University

Cathy Deino Blake

Director of Campus Planning and Design
Stanford University

Workshop C

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Analysing the Commercial Strategy and Expectations of Your Student Accommodation

This workshop will look at how you can adjust the commercial and design strategy of your student accommodation. In this interactive workshop, you will be guided on the residential market and where your student residency should be built for optimum results. 

You will also be taught the importance of developing places where students are able linger longer within their accommodation. This, in turn, would contribute to an engaging and meaningful student atmosphere.

  • Positioning and designing buildings in spaces with diverse environments and location
  • Increasing direct involvement with universities to create seamless spaces and accessibility to campus and city life
  • Mixed-use developments: How residential and commercial services work together to deliver worthwhile experiences and convenience for students off campus

Ron de Haan, Director of Student Accommodation at University of New South Wales

Ron de Haan

Director of Student Accommodation
University of New South Wales