Academic Innovation

Discovery learning requires flexible, creative spaces that inspire and accommodate collaboration and hands-on invention.

Academic Innovation Center

Bryant University

Immersive environment fosters real-world Design Thinking and business partnerships.

Innovative Teaching

See how Sociology Professor Sandra Enos teaches "Community Engagement and Service Learning" in the Ideation Lab.


In Their Own Words

Bryant’s IDEA Program is a 3-day intensive workshop that focuses on team-based activities and how to use the creative process to address a real-world problem in business or the community.


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.

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Featured Academic Innovation Projects

Exterior of Steidle

Steidle Building

The Pennsylvania State University

Academic Innovation

Modernization transforms a 100+ year-old building into a world-class environment for Material Science & Engineering research.

exterior view

Mountaintop Campus

Lehigh University

Academic Innovation

No boundaries: expansive adaptive use gives students space for big ideas.

Exterior of Virginia Tech New Classroom Building

Classroom Building

Virginia Tech

Academic Innovation

A first-of-its-kind facility is redefining the collegiate educational experience.


Humanities and Social Studies Complex

Grinnell College

Academic Innovation

United on purpose: students activate their own learning.

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Designing innovative, forward-thinking learning environments with students in mind creates stronger opportunities for student-faculty interaction, enhancing the academic environment and fostering success.

John Baxter John Baxter, AIA, LEED AP Higher Education Sector Leader