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be as flexible as the apps on their iPhone. If they walk into
a rigid space where the furniture is bolted to the floor, then
they sense that there's a prescribed way to use the space. I
believe that they're turned off by it. Such a space lacks the
creativity that students are trying to elicit.
Modular environments create challenges because in a
classroom situation, faculty doesn't have enough time to
completely reconfigure the furniture before class. Schools
are beginning to take images of floor-plan configurations
and put them up on the wall. When the teacher walks
in the room, she simply says to her class, "We're using
Configuration A today. Set up your chairs, we're starting in
five minutes."
BECKER: When you start the interior design process, think
about choices instead of solutions. Give the student a lot
of choices-soft padding where you can sit, but that could
also have a different function, like a bench in a window. I
try to think about surfaces and space planning in a way that
supports the idea that we're not giving students a single
solution but a lot of options, and they will be the ones to
explore them.
Perspective: A lot of higher-ed institutions
are emphasizing cross-disciplinary learning,
incorporating various specialties within STEM
(science, technology, engineering, and math) and
STEAM (STEM plus the arts). How is that approach
influencing design?
MARY LEE SCHOTT, LEED AP, NCIDQ, DIRECTOR
OF HIGHER EDUCATION INTERIOR DESIGN, SHP
LEADING DESIGN, CINCINNATI, OHIO, USA: One of

the main drivers in terms of impressing and marketing to
students is this transdisciplinary approach to design, which
encompasses STEM and STEAM. Schools are able to show
they're looking at education holistically, for example, by
including a health informatics program alongside a dance
program, into a health education building. These seemingly
disparate areas of study begin to coalesce when the same
resources are shared between the biomechanics of dance and
the management of health information. Students can then
explore all of these things under one roof. Providing spaces
like these demonstrates that the school gets it.
BECKER: The maker lab has been almost an institution
for the school that wants to show that it's progressive and
doing something new. For some universities, it makes a lot
of sense; others feel they need to have it because everybody
else does. There is potential to be distinct about it.
BROZ: STEM is all about tactile, hands-on learning. It's

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Perspective: Those movable surfaces are an example
of another trend, which is to create very adaptable,
modular environments both inside the classroom
and around campus. Why has this idea gained
momentum, and how can designers capitalize?
BROZ: Students expect their spaces and environments to

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As design director and principal partner
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on the global market. He has broad
international experience in cultural,
educational, and commercial buildings.
Becker also serves as an adjunct professor at the department of
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Aalborg, Denmark.

David Broz, AIA, LEED AP,
education practice area leader,
Gensler, Chicago, Illinois, USA
As education practice area leader for
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on research-based design for educational
environments that is redefining the
campus in response to today's digitalnative student. He is also the chairman
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environment in the Chicago's downtown.

Mary Lee Schott, LEED AP,
NCIDQ, director of higher education,
interior design, SHP Leading Design,
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Schott has more than 25 years of experience
working in interior design. Before joining
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University, where she was responsible for
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Data Viz
A Common Good
Pop Goes Design
A New School of Thought
Balancing Act
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Insider Intel
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IIDA News + Updates
Why This Design Works
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