An Exchange of Ideas: Shifting Paradigms for Academic Classrooms

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An Exchange of Ideas: Shifting Paradigms for Academic Classrooms

May 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT



Higher education is in a state of flux. Emerging technologies and approaches to learning are upending norms of traditional knowledge transmission. Internet-based learning is continuing to increase while at the same time, campus architects are re-valuing social spaces as essential to the student experience. As a result, higher education leaders are looking into new ideas for university campus master plans, and rethinking and conceptualizing new academic buildings. As these initiatives and juxtapositions evolve, what will the academic building of the future look like? How will designers ensure classroom spaces are relevant –both now and in decades to come?

Join BuroHappold and a panel of experts on Wednesday, May 22, when we convene a panel of expert practitioners and observers including an architect, institutional advisor, university administrator and journalist to hear their thoughts on this critical topic. These experts, working at the cutting edge of the future of higher education, will discuss the catalysts for the changes, transformational design approaches, and lessons for future academic facility and instructional designs.


Sara Lipka, Senior Editor – The Chronicle of Higher Education


Elliot Felix, Founder and CEO – brightspot strategy

William Menking, Founder and Editor-in-Chief – The Architect’s Newspaper

Others to be confirmed soon!


BuroHappold Engineering
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New York, NY 10005 United States
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