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Mar 14, 2017

Libraries: Design for Evolution

We need to revise our understanding of what a library is and can do in a community if we are to think about the long-term future for these important spaces. Designers can help libraries adapt to changing time. Read More +

Jul 26, 2016

Supporting Communities of Motivated Learners: Reflections on SCUP-51

In an era of unprecedented online connectivity and evolving learning tools such as “Massive Open Online Courses” (MOOCs), the challenge and opportunity of higher education is about proactively transforming knowledge sharing and motivating learners. On the heals of SCUP-51 in Vancouver, here are four observations on how design can support a community of motivated learners. Read More +

May 11, 2015

15 Minutes with Bill Macintosh

What inspires a leading force in higher education design? The Ideas + Buildings team sat down with Bill Macintosh to explain more about his inspiration, dream project, and why design matters more than ever. Read More +

Apr 14, 2015

VIDEO: Miami Dade College Academic Support Center

When designing a new facility for the world's largest institution of higher education, Miami design director Pat Bosch had to consider creating a beautiful space that ultimately helped transform the experience of students and administrators alike. Read More +