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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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
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
From the Design Quarterly: Breaking down silos in healthcare education
How design can support the creation of a cross-disciplinary culture of learning
Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities
Articulating a living vision for city living―from the smart city discussion to affordability, congestion, and transport
Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities
Articulating a livable vision for city life.
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
[With Video] Educating students for jobs we can’t envision (Part 2): 4 new spaces
A new range of educational spaces are required for new skills-based, project-based, and technology-augmented pedagogies
How a campus master plan can help manage energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Thompson Rivers University proves that a university can pursue an aggressive growth plan while limiting its environmental impact
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
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
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
Issue 04 | Intersections
When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow.
Presenting Design Quarterly 04: Intersections