Higher Education

Curricular and Co-Curricular Spaces Merge Seamlessly in a Single Academic Facility

Rollins College’s New Campus Center Exemplifies an Applied Liberal Arts Education

Published 6-9-2021

Kathleen W. Rollins Hall at Rollins College in Orlando, Fla., embodies the social/entrepreneurial mission of the college and exemplifies the meaning of an applied liberal arts education. Opened in January 2020, the 29,225-sf facility collocates 10 programs that immerse students in global learning opportunities and partnerships, both on and off campus.

Application-Focused AI Curriculum at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Diercks Computational Science Hall

Next-Generation Technology Hub Boasts NVIDIA Supercomputer, plus Study, Social, and Corporate Partner Spaces

Published 5-26-2021

Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is far more than the academic home for a new degree program in leading-edge technology. It is full of formal and casual study spaces designed to attract students from all disciplines on campus. It also boasts a 256-seat auditorium and a 2,300-sf atrium, both inviting venues for school functions and community events. 

UC Irvine Looks to the Future with 100 Percent Active Learning Facility

Anteater Learning Pavilion Design Boosts Student and Faculty Engagement

Published 5-12-2021

The Anteater Learning Pavilion (ALP) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is the first university building in the state dedicated to using design and technology to increase innovation and collaboration. The three-floor, 94,000-sf ALP has flexible classrooms, mobile furniture, and wireless connectivity throughout, including projection and display technology, to make using technology in the classroom seamless. Opened in September 2018 for a total cost of about $67 million, the ALP provides much-needed room for growth, with a total of 1,446 instructional spaces, 392 informal learning spaces, and 44 staff offices. Michael Dennin, Ph.D., vice provost of Teaching and Learning and dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education at UCI, participated in the building planning committee, and encouraged the commitment to 100 percent active learning space.