29 April 2009
Never before has it been more viable for educators to put instruction front and center of learning space design than now. Never before has collaboration with students and peers and with the world been more possible than now. So why are our learning spaces still so reminiscent of the past? Why are these spaces still so constrained?
[Source: Campus Technology]
17 April 2009
Space is a serious, expensive business on college campuses. There is a saying: “Academics will fight over money and kill over space.”
Following a decade-long building boom, a crippling recession, a spike in energy prices (with further increases probable), and in some regions fierce competition for a shrinking pool of students, the stakes of managing campus space have never been higher. Students, it is often assumed, decide whether or not to attend a college on the basis of the quality and quantity of space. And many researchers expect to have their own offices or laboratories, or both.
[Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required)]