As many of you are aware, CNI has worked closely with the Learning Spaces Collaboratory over the years. This national colloquium promises to be stimulating and rewarding for those involved in planning all types of learning spaces. Registration information is linked below.
Join us November 1 – 3, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri for the LSC National Colloquium that will be focusing on spaces for learning. If your campus is:
– anticipating a major facilities project within the next seven years
– engaged in a campus-wide initiative of repurposing current spaces
– re-examining if and how spaces serve institutional goals for inclusivity
Architect/Design Professional Registration
Opening Plenary Session: Two Perspectives on the Process of Planning
Laura Malinin, Inaugural Director, Nancy Richardson Design Center, Associate Professor of Interior Architecture + Design – Colorado State University
William LaCourse, Dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences – University of Maryland Baltimore County
Malinin and LaCourse share their individual stories of imagining and realizing spaces for quite diverse communities of learners, beginning with focusing on the experience of the learner.
These were two quite different spatial types, yet they had a common goal: to enable interdisciplinary, engaged and applied learning, inspire innovation and creativity. Each story illustrates the complexity and iterative nature of planning—toward the end that the project is embraced by the campus community, focuses on the future, and enhances institutional distinction.
Saturday Breakout Sessions will:
– focus on diverse spatial types: libraries; STEM facilities classrooms (including technologically-enhanced classrooms), makerspaces, and spaces for informal learning
– explore the nature of spaces focusing on inclusivity and spaces for formal and informal learning that create a campus ecosystem of learning
– present an overview on how to develop an institutional “checklist for planning”
– incorporate attention to assessing how spaces matter.
Be in touch with any questions.
Jeanne L. Narum
Learning Spaces Collaboratory, Principal