Student Life

Ubiquitous technology enables a 24/7 student lifestyle that blurs the traditional boundaries between academic, residential, and social spaces.

Sneak Peek at the University of Houston’s New Quad Residence Hall

Quadrangle Replacement Housing

University of Houston

Hear from our team about the design behind the new Quad – a unique array of connected townhouses designed to foster learning communities.

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Behavioral Research: Living-Learning Research Poster

A study at three institutions measured the impact of student engagement in residence hall buildings, as well as examined student usage of academic and social spaces in both living-learning designed halls and traditional residence halls. This poster details the hypothesis that students living in the living-learning halls are more engaged than their peers in traditional halls.

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Featured Student Life News & Publications

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The design for William & Mary's McLeod Tyler Wellness Center received the Sustainablity Advancement award from the IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter

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The design for William & Mary's McLeod Tyler Wellness Center helps to shift the perception of mental health on campus. Learn more from AIA Virginia's inform Magazine

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The Shift in Learning: Thoughts from a Planner and Student

by Sara G. Stein

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Higher Education Designers Sara Stein and Mark Warner share insights from their experience in modernizing Wannamaker Hall at Duke University in a Q&A with Talking Stick Magazine.

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Well-designed community spaces affect students' perception far beyond just the social and academic factors, and result in greater student safety and satisfaction.

sara stein Sara G. Stein, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Academic & Student Life Planning & Design
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