Libraries should be designed as a place of reinvention, with spaces that can evolve to meet changing needs. Using the Mary Idema Pew Library, we illustrate how modern libraries are better connecting people to each other and to the greater world, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Creating “in-between” spaces in research facilities
To truly support cutting-edge research and attract the best, health science buildings need rooms for collab...
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Research and benchmarking: Revisiting a 21st century library a decade after design
Libraries have evolved tremendously in the last two decades. Here’s what we’ve learned from researching and benchmarking.
From the Design Quarterly: 3 strategies to design academic research facilities to last
With research and science education rapidly evolving, it’s critical that academic institutions get the best value in building design
From the Design Quarterly: Breaking down silos in healthcare education
How design can support the creation of a cross-disciplinary culture of learning
From the Design Quarterly: Old idea, new form—makerspaces make it big
Makerspaces are coming to the library, university, and workplace near you. What inspires and defines the contemporary makerspace?
How can public-private partnerships ease the student housing challenge in tight markets?
Amid aging facilities, economic pressure, and a crush of new students, universities are wise to consider what P3 options are available
Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 07: Adapting to change
Creating lasting design in a dynamic and unpredictable world
Cutting calories and carbon: Rethinking residence life to promote a healthier campus
How residence halls can merge evidence-based design and sustainability best practices to promote campus well-being
Why the most effective school designs go beyond safety and security
Educational facilities need more than a secure design—they need a productive and inspiring learning environment for all students
Design Quarterly Issue 07 | Adapting to Change
The rapid pace of change and how it’s influencing innovative design and engineering solutions from Sacramento to Perth.
From the Design Quarterly: Creating the right collisions for higher education
From a transdisciplinary approach to flexible spaces and coffee shops, designing for collaboration in health and science research environments is changing
From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers
With tech hubs and innovation districts, research universities have the keys to unlocking reinvigorated cities
Work and school are no longer just places. They’re complete experiences.
Higher education and workplace environments have evolved—which might be why you don’t mind staying for more than 40 hours a week
TAKE OUR QUIZ: Is mass timber a viable option for your next building project?
Learn about the advantages of designing and building with engineered wood and mass timber in an interactive quiz.
Student housing series: Designing a home away from home in The Golden State
California asserts building code restrictions more stringently than other states, making design challenging for student housing
How virtual reality can improve client and end-user relationships
The digital age has been accused of ruining relationships, but we’re finding that tools such as VR can actually improve them
How partnering with university students benefits both future and current architects
Collaborating with University of Kansas master’s degree students inspires Doug King: “I’ve learned a great deal from these students and how they think”
Residence Halls of the Future
Student housing is poised to become a new focal point for education in a world in which living and learning are closely intertwined
Prefab lab systems: Concepts to optimize construction, maintenance, and flexibility
Prefabricating multiple elements in the new Yale University Science Building eases construction and helps future-proof the research laboratory
Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities
Articulating a livable vision for city life.
Presenting Design Quarterly 04: Intersections