The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center is a model of student-centered design. Its learning environments and curricular programming reinforce a commitment to excellence in teaching, innovation, research, and service. Flat and tiered technology-infused classrooms in a variety of applications enable multi-curricular content delivery with flexible furniture and mobile technologies. Informal learning spaces include gathering areas, study space, team rooms, break out space, conference and training rooms, and four cafes. Two green roofs support experiential learning and sustainability. The project included the renovation and restoration of Holzapfel Hall, which is now home to the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The design team rehabilitated the exterior wall assembly, restored the original single-pane, double-hung windows, added interior storm windows, and carefully restored the slate roof and metal cornice.
Students strongly prefer these new spaces because of the higher levels of peer engagement.
When the Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center opened this fall at the University of Maryland at College Park, students were not the only ones learning.
The 187,000-square-foot space, which includes 12 classrooms and nine teaching labs with a total of 1,500 seats, will elevate the culture of collaborative learning on campus.
View this webcam for the Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center at University of Maryland College Park.
College Park is booming. Nearly 20 projects, including two that Ayers Saint Gross has collaborated on (Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center and the Innovation District), are underway.
The bucolic and famous green that runs through the University of Maryland College Park campus got a new look this week.
See campus landmarks, join the crowds cheering on the Terrapins, and check out one of UMD’s newest buildings: the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center.
The Chronicle of Higher Education explores the latest in classroom typology, including the Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center at the University of Maryland.
Nancy S. Grasmick, a presidential scholar at Towson University and a former Maryland superintendent of schools, cites the Edward St. John Center as a highlight of the past year.