New active learning space in a fully occupied building: Instructional change starts from within

Burcu Kuscu
Project Manager
Jacobs

Dominick Demonica, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Demonica Kemper Architects

The insertion of a large new highly flexible, engaging, active learning environment into the heart of Rush University’s fully occupied academic building will change the way instruction is delivered for years to come. Burcu Kuscu and Dominick Demonica illustrate the space utilization studies and capital decisions underpinning a two-story interior infill project delivering the kind of space needed to introduce a completely new pedagogy for the university. They set out solutions for design and logistical challenges during construction to ensure the surrounding building remained operational, and strategies for successfully managing the pedagogical shift.

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