Following a transformative master plan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently undertook the most ambitious building campaign in its history. The university chancellor and planner who led this effort explain in this video how they engaged and collaborated with diverse groups during the planning process to ensure successful campus growth and renewal.
The classroom is not the only place where important lessons are taught. Today’s students require a variety of environments where learning can occur through structured , collaborative and informal activities. These spaces can be distributed throughout the campus, from casual outdoor settings to study areas within residence halls.
Budgets and endowments diminish during economic hard times, but the demand for effective teaching and learning environments remains as during campus boom years – and now is increasing.
Imagine you are 80 years old and driving your wife to a university medical center for her cancer treatment. You arrive at a building complex that is intimidating, confusing and hard to navigate. You can’t find the parking garage, let alone the front door. By the time your wife has checked in, you have walked through a maze of corridors and can’t even remember where you left the car.