With Gitte Andersen, SIGNAL Group
Local demographics and future demands to universities and HE institutions can change dramatically in a very short time. In many large cities in Scandinavia, several universities are challenged by a massive increase in students, increased demands to service and quality, and all with less money to deliver. How can we, by using the space we already have, get access to more facilities and at the same time deliver on high quality in learning environments.
Our unique data and fact-finding process, The Mental Rebuild®, identifies under-utilised facilities in 9 out of 10 cases, and our user-driven design processes enable us to put them into use.
This concept has helped many HE establishments in Scandinavia to identify smarter ways of using facilities. By changing the habits of how we use space, we can make room for more.
As the founder and Global Head of Workplace Management & Design of SIGNAL, Gitte Andersen is the creator of the mindset that SIGNAL is founded on – to work with space as a strategic tool to aid better performance in organisations. Gitte has been both nominated and awarded several prizes within the building and innovation industry and is a frequent speaker and lecturer. She also co-authored the books Space m2, and Facility Management as digital change agent’.