Facilities planner to speak
By Catherine Doss
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 27 - April 9, 1998
Daniel K. Paulien, nationally known university planner, will speak on campus Sunday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in Squires Brush Mountain Room. Paulien will share his experiences and insights on classroom use and instructional space. His visit is sponsored by Virginia Tech's Classroom Study Committee, chaired by Dixon Hanna, interim vice provost for outreach.
"Dan has worked with many institutions with varying scales of academic space," Hanna said. "He brings years of experience working with higher-education space issues and strategies for dealing with them."
Paulien was a staff member with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education from 1969-1973. During that time of rapid growth, he reviewed facilities master plans and program plans for the state's public colleges and universities, served as coordinator of facilities planning and research, and was one of the authors of the commission's Guidelines for Site Selection, Long-Range Facilities Master Planning, and Facilities Program Planning.
Paulien's company, Paulien & Associates, has provided educational program planning, facilities master planning, and space-requirement analyses for a number of higher-education institutions, including the University of Colorado, the University of Arizona, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Georgia.
He was lead author of the section on space guidelines for the Handbook of Facilities Planning, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1990 and is past president of the Society for College and University Planning.
Paulien's presentation will include time for questions and answers. Faculty and staff members are welcome to attend.