Columbia College, Image © Gensler
Modern campus life is evolving to align with a rapidly changing workplace. Dorms are no longer bunkbeds and shared kitchens, but rather extensions of the learning environment, with spaces meant to encourage collaboration and cross-pollination. The expectations of these living/learning environments have radically shifted in recent years. Academia is also seeing major shifts as the walled, one-directional, sage-on-stage pedagogy that has driven classroom design for so long has become outdated as a mode of communication for teachers and students.