Jacob Higginbottom, Director of Higher Education at SGA, to Speak at the Academic Real Estate Panel

Jacob Higginbottom

WALTHAM, MA—Jacob Higginbottom, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Higher Education at SGA, a Boston and New York City based architecture, interior design, and planning firm, will speak the upcoming Boston Real Estate Times’ Academic Real Estate Summit on Friday, Sept. 13, at Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA.

Patricia Filippone

Mr. Higginbottom will join Patricia A. Filippone, Executive Director of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA).

Evolutions in technology, lifestyle and teaching have changed the landscape of education- from classroom tech to campus amenities. The panel will discuss several academic topics, including the types of space needed for academic facilities and campuses, design and management of academic facilities and trends and technological breakthroughs in the field.

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Winner of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” award for architecture, SGA embodies tech-forward design that redefines how projects are visualized and delivered.

With deep expertise in designing academic architecture, SGA and Mr. Higginbottom have worked on a range of higher education facilities such as student residences, classroom facilities, faculty and administrative spaces, broadcast, student health and wellness and lifestyle centers.

Recent projects include a new three-story, state of the art communications building as well as a center for the performing arts for Sacred Heart University; graduate student housing for Brown University; a campus center for Wentworth Institute of Technology; the new health and wellness facility on the Smith College campus; and a historic renovation at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education. SGA has also become a leader in Passive House structures including the first two residence halls of this nature in Massachusetts at Wheaton College and Williams College.


Date: Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Venue: Westin Hotel, Waltham, MA

7:15 am:

7:15 am – 7:50 am
Continental Breakfast & Networking

7:55 am – 9:15 am:
Panel discussion

9:15 am – 9:45 am: