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.

Endless Innovation: New Approaches to Foster Innovative Learning

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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

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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