Space and place: rethinking the university campus

Insights and advice on how to see university campuses in a new light

Campus redesign spotlight collection

The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent increase in hybrid and distance learning has deeply impacted how institutions occupy their physical spaces. Lecture halls and classrooms sit unused, while heightened awareness around accessibility and the value of social spaces is resulting in new design approaches and understanding of the utility of campuses. From creating informal but revolutionary “third spaces” to advice on considering layouts that influence social ties and research exchange, this collection of resources reflects the fresh new ways that higher education is thinking about its spaces and places. 

What should universities think about when redesigning their campuses?

A university is a multifunctional space where collaboration is increasingly important, so new designs must consider who will use it and how

Denise Medcraff

Arcadis IBI Group