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Conference Presentations

Mid-century Make-over

Creating a 21st Century Learning Center and Student Hub
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. As part of repositioning for the 21st century, Drexel University renovated the Korman Center, a 1950s library, and the academic quad to serve as a 24/7 student hub and interdisciplinary academic study center that encourages student collaboration.
Conference Presentations

The Informal Learning Environment

What’s It Look Like? (by Elizabeth Mahon)
Published 2019
One of three presentations in a collection of informal learning environment imagery presented in twelve minutes or less by campus design leaders.
Conference Presentations

Designing Libraries for Learning

Published 2019
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Change and Renewal for Existing Campus LibrariesLocked

Successful Strategies and Lessons Learned
From Volume 47 Number 1 | October–December 2018
Renovating an existing academic library to meet 21st-century needs requires rethinking both its program and design to create a vibrant, welcoming campus hub for all.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Library as Learning CommonsLocked

From Volume 46 Number 3 | April–June 2018
Even in the digital age, the library plays a fundamental role in campus life and learning, particularly when it’s updated to meet the needs of 21st-century students and pedagogies.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrated Project Planning in a Construction Management EnvironmentLocked

The College of DuPage’s Naperville, Illinois, Satellite Campus
From Volume 45 Number 1 | October–December 2016
When the whole team knows the “why” behind the planning and design process, the result is a better “what.”
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Does Space Matter?Locked

Assessing the Undergraduate “Lived Experience” to Enhance Learning
From Volume 43 Number 1 | October–December 2014
Developing an understanding of the lived student experience in relation to physical space is critical in order for designers to create spaces that work for the mobile, fast-paced, and multifaceted lives of university students.