The new planning model for STEM environments: Beyond physical laboratory space to total immersive learning environments

Justin Shultz, PhD
Building Performance Analyst
Brian Tucker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Academic Planning & Design

To achieve lasting success in science, technology, and engineering programs, universities must now refocus efforts towards learning and research that actively occurs in the broader institutional environment and community -- outside physical lab space. Session leaders demonstrate new planning and design principles that support program outcomes in very different campus spaces and locations and respond to occupants' social, pedagogical, and physical needs. They examine how leading institutions are enhancing community, mentorship, and engaged academics. They illustrate strategies for using buildings as sophisticated machines for learning and research, while promoting energy efficiency and sustainability. 

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