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 Shift in Learning: Thoughts from a Planner and Student

by Sara G. Stein

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In Campus Perspectives: The Future of Student Housing Design, EYP Austin’s Andy Albin speaks with student life operations firm the Scion Group on post-pandemic student housing facilities. 

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Off-Site Construction: Contractors and Owners Love It – Design Professionals Should Too

by David Clemenzi, Mark Warner

University student center with bright light shining into the room through expansive windows.

In a recent blog, KI Furniture shares how the design of SHSU's Lowman Student Center  plays a significant role in student enrollment and success.

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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.

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