We begin to create a modern undergraduate environment by first understanding how the whole building and the surrounding campus contribute to the academic mission.
From science buildings to student centers, key issues that we take into consideration when designing undergraduate facilities include: campus context and siting, integration of curricula, interactive environments that foster student-teacher interaction, and creating opportunities for social learning.
At Lord, Aeck & Sargent, our greatest strength is our in-depth understanding of the collegiate environment. Today, as pedagogy evolves and student populations become more sophisticated, we see that the traditional boundaries between academic and nonacademic life are becoming blurred. The merging of work and play are restructuring the roles of campus facilities and the functions that they serve. Blending functionality to better serve today’s student population often results in ‘hybrid’ or Mixed-use Facilities – a programmatic challenge we have successfully resolved in several of our recent projects.
Lord, Aeck & Sargent has the expertise and experience to create successful collegiate buildings that facilitate your specific programmatic needs, embodies your institutional mission and culture, and fosters a sense of community on your campus.