thinking about space

classroom chairsI attended a workshop today presented by Lennie Scott-Webber, PhD, of Steelcase Education Solutions.  “Dr. Lennie” has moved from faculty to a research position with the furniture and design company, and she focuses on environments for sharing knowledge in higher education and corporate learning centers. She had some interesting information to share.

I keep going back to her question of whether University tours include classrooms. Think about why or why not. Yeah.  She also asked how we (as in all universities) would deal with our real estate efficiencies, and she pointed to libraries as places where intentional design and efficient use of space lead to form following function.
And, she said, “You want retention? Build community.”

If you are interested in seeing information about her research and affiliated work, you can visit Steelcase’s 360Research webpages.

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