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

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


Divergence in the School of Athens: how a Renaissance fresco informs design in the 21st Century

by Kip Ellis

Lehigh University

Modern Steel Construction profiles EYP's Senior Structural Engineer Mark Kanonik's examination of Lehigh University's research facility at its Mountaintop Campus.

Bryant University, Academic Innovation Center

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

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