Next month, catch Payette’s Michael Hinchcliffe and Sara Gewurz discuss the evolving needs of STEM students using our our newly opened Science Center at Amherst College as a case study at this year’s SCUP 2019 North Atlantic Conference on March 10-12 in Rochester, New York.
Facilities That Support Peer-to-Peer Learning for Tomorrow’s Students
Pedagogies, study needs, and socialization habits are changing as student bodies become more diverse. Planners and architects must respond with new, more responsive spaces to create successful facilities. In this session, we will focus on both in-depth and high-level overviews of four new projects and how they specifically address STEM students’ evolving space needs, including needs particular to first-generation and underrepresented minority students. Find out what’s working at Amherst College’s newly opened Science Center and discover innovative designs for types and configurations of learning spaces at several new undergraduate STEM facilities.
- Review new ideas and methods for assigning study, tutoring, and social spaces at new STEM and interdisciplinary facilities.
- Explain how new STEM and interdisciplinary facilities are being planned and designed to meet the needs of students.
- Summarize the impact that novel designs of teaching, study, and social spaces are having on students.
- Discuss issues around the design of new STEM spaces, including impacts on faculty and staff, the challenges of furniture adaptability, and evolving metrics for social and study space assignment.
Michael Hinchcliffe, Associate Principal, Payette
Sara Gewurz, Senior Associate, Payette
Mark Andrews, Capital Projects Manager, Amherst College
March 11, 2019 | 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
SCUP 2019 North Atlantic Conference
March 10-12, 2019