College and university makerspaces provide key opportunities for academic and entrepreneurial innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and ways to facilitate new paradigms for learning and teaching, but importantly, they can also provide the campus with a renewed sense of community. More
Today’s best academic institutions are catalysts for innovation. They host environments in which their people make things. They foster learning experiences that open up both students and professors to creative thinkers from a variety of fields, from the academy to the business world. They teach their students to be lifelong learners. More
Seattle University’s Spectator profiled the new Center for Science and Innovation, discussing how the new facility, designed to maximize collaboration and active learning, will allow for growth and expansion across numerous departments.
Our feature in Tradeline reports on how the increased focus on STEM across higher education has a pronounced impact on liberal arts colleges, typically resulting in new construction or the renovation of existing science buildings.
According to EdSurge News, Bryant University’s new Academic Innovation Center (AIC) exemplifies the classroom of the future. Bryant built on lessons learned from its faculty, the University’s prototype classrooms, spaces and programs at other leading institutions, and makerspaces in the Tech industry to create a new genre of academic building.
The New York State chapter of the American Institute of Architects has awarded EYP with a 2016 Excelsior Award for New Construction for the SUNY Maritime’s Academic Center. The design of the Academic Center, which has earned LEED Silver, involved an array of analyses to best optimize its unique location on the Long Island Sound.
NYU is enabling an interdisciplinary partnership with a focus on synergistic academic and research opportunities among the Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing and the Bioengineering Institute. More
Throughout 2015, Metropolis’s publisher and editor in chief, Susan S. Szenasy, led the Metropolis Think Tank series of conversations on the seismic cultural shifts reshaping our society and the importance of injecting a new humanism into design and architecture in order to better deal with emerging challenges. In "Maker Culture and The Human Factor", Susan spoke with EYP about the process of creating educational spaces that foster engaged, hands-on learning and making.