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KWK Architects Principal Paul Wuennenberg Selected as 2018 Senior Housing Officer Institute

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KWK Architects Principal Paul Wuennenberg, AIA, LEED AP, along with Mike Schultz, Director of University Housing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, were selected to serve as faculty for the 2018 Senior Housing Officer Institute on Jan. 29 – Feb. 1 by the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I).

The Senior Housing Officer (SHO) Institute is one of the most prestigious experiences offered by ACUHO-I. Senior housing officers actively engage in learning experiences to improve their skills and knowledge so that they may have a lasting impact on their campus communities. The four-day program, which was held in Pittsburgh, PA, included sessions on the ACUHO-I Core Competencies and Knowledge Domains.

Institute faculty included senior housing, facilities and student affairs professionals, as well as select industry partners who were competitively selected for their passion and expertise in identified SHO-focus topics. Institute faculty facilitated individual sessions in an executive-learning format, using a variety of active learning strategies, including presentations, case studies, group work, discussions, debates, etc. to assist participants in mastering the curriculum. Additionally, faculty facilitated small groups in application reflection and assisted partners in individual reflection on their experiences during the Institute.

Topics discussed included:

  • Legacy and Leadership
  • Career Development
  • Human Resources
  • Occupancy Management
  • Fiscal Resources and Control
  • Information Technology
  • Facilities Management
  • Ancillary Partnerships
  • Evaluation and Planning: Assessment/Programming
  • Resident Educational Services
  • Student Behavior and Crisis Management

Wuennenberg has more than 20 years of experience in the planning and design of student housing. His passion for the research and development of new concepts has led him to be recognized as a national expert in student housing and student dining facilities. His personal portfolio includes 12 residence halls at Washington University in St. Louis, six residence halls at the University of Missouri, and more than a dozen residential buildings at Kansas State University.

For more information about the Senior Housing Officer Institute, visit www.acuho-i.org/events/sho.

Founded in 2013 by five architects with a combined 150 years of higher education knowledge and experience, KWK Architects partners with colleges and universities across the United States to create innovative and inspiring places that enhance campus life. For more information about KWK Architects, visit www.kwkarchitects.com or contact Director of Marketing Cindy Hausler at cindyh@kwkarchitects.com or 314-583-1757.

KWK Architects Principal Paul Wuennenberg to Share Expertise on Designing Residential Colleges at Upcoming Conference

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KWK Architects principal Paul Wuennenberg, AIA, LEED AP, along with Diane Brittingham, Director of Residential Life and Associate Director at the University of Oklahoma (OU), have been invited to speak about the university’s recently completed residential colleges during the 2018 Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO) Conference, Feb. 18-20 in San Marcos, TX.

KWK Architects, with architect-of-record ADG, designed the first residential colleges at the University of Oklahoma. The $75 million Headington and Dunham Residential Colleges opened this semester with 600 upperclassmen (300 students in each building). A dedication ceremony was held on Oct. 11, 2017.

Wuennenberg and Brittingham’s program will take an in-depth look at the university’s new residential colleges  which are modeled after the residential colleges at Ivy League universities. Program participants will learn how the residential college model has evolved and how the design process for creating these facilities differs from a traditional residence hall. The pair will also evaluate the impact that this model is having on the residential life program at OU.

The residential college model combines three aspects of student life: the living space, learning space and fellowship development, and typically features a faculty master apartment and office, a variety of student rooms, private parking, seminar/conference rooms, lounges, study areas, libraries and dining rooms. Each college also typically embodies a house motto, colors, crest and athletic teams.

For more information about the 2018 SWACUHO Conference, visit  www.swacuho.org.

Founded in 2013 by five architects with a combined 120 years of higher education knowledge and experience, KWK Architects partners with colleges and universities across the United States to create innovative and inspiring places that enhance campus life.

 

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