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

exterior image of Virginia tech new classroom building

Read how the design for Virginia Tech’s new Classroom Building transforms the University’s academic learning environment in Education Snapshots.

student work in a light filled science lab

Immediate impact from Carleton College’s new Integrated Science Center is felt among science disciplines as they explore a new age of learning in open, light-filled, cross-disciplinary spaces, fostering collaboration among the campus community

A Meeting of stakeholders

Designing Higher Education Facilities Without Knowing the End Users: 5 Important Things to Consider

by Melissa Burns, Brian Tucker

interior rendering of makerspace environment

Academic Planning & Design Expert Melissa Burns & Studio Design Principal John Smith share insights into how designers can ensure safety, flexibility and promote collaboration in maker spaces in an article by Tradeline

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.

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