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Daley Presents at SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

published March 10, 2023

SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2023

BKP Principal Caitlin Daley, AIA, presented at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference held March 8-10, 2023, in Philadelphia. Daley co-presented, “Creating a Testing Center that Accommodates All Students,” along with University of Pennsylvania Senior Director of Planning, Design, and Construction Casey Boss and University of Pennsylvania Weingarten Center Executive Director Jane Holahan.

The 60-minute presentation and the accommodated test center case study illustrated the SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference theme, “Removing Barriers for a Limitless Reality,” exploring how colleges and universities are breaking down physical and intangible barriers impeding them from achieving their missions.

The need for accommodated testing has increased exponentially as colleges and universities diversity their student bodies. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the design of Penn’s academic testing center by BKP Architects meets a range of accommodation needs while destigmatizing the concept of accommodations on the basis of disability. The session was designed to raise awareness of specialized student needs and illustrate how design interventions can improve outcomes in specific testing and general-use spaces.

View the project that formed the basis for the presentation.