Academic Innovation

An experiential environment that creates multi-dimensional impact for those who use it – students and faculty as well as visiting business leaders, scholars, researchers and other collaborators.

Featured Academic Innovation News & Publications


The Maker Movement… What’s Next?

by Kip Ellis

Virginia Tech classroom

Tradeline explores how Virginia Tech is leading the way to transforming the collegiate academic experience with an EYP-designed facility.

Bryant University, Academic Innovation Center

A Design Museum article explores the art of design for Academic Innovation spaces.

The Cube makerspace at Trinity University's Center for the Sciences & Innovation

Integrating Makerspaces into the Curriculum

by Melissa Burns, John Smith

All Academic Innovation News & Publications

Innovative environments embrace the idea that multiple people can contribute to learning. Such places de-emphasize seats of authority and cede them to places that foster mentoring. They invite all to participate in learning.

Kip Ellis Kip Ellis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Design Principal