We see our space as a continual prototype to answer many questions: what type of space is best to bolster classroom learning? to support student teams? to foster collaboration? to enhance the student experience? and many more.
The use and manipulation of materials, ranging from walls to furniture, is evident throughout the new building. The architecture purposely exposes underlying material layers in the building to expose how it was constructed, a nod to the d.school’s engineering roots. By building an infrastructure that encourages its community to quickly manipulate space to suit a purpose, the d.school encourages students to acquire a mindfulness of how space can affect collaborative and creative work. Unlike classrooms that support only lecture-style teaching, the d.school’s project-based, experiential classes beckon the creation of an adaptable space" (dschool.stanford.edu).
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