Thinking Small on a Big Campus

Join Ross Barney Architects, Metropolis magazine publisher/ editor in chief Susan S. Szenasy and experts in architecture, campus planning, facility operation, and institutional development to discuss the creation of learning spaces for children.

In 2014, 4.8 million students, more than one quarter of all undergraduates, were raising children. This shift in demographics has redefined a “typical” student and encouraged universities to seek new ways to make campuses more family-friendly. Providing early childhood education facilities is one of these ways. But how does a designer think small on a big campus? What design strategies are deployed to make a building inspiring, active, and stimulating for developing minds?

When:
March 16th, 2016
11:00 – 12:30 PM

Where:
Ross Barney Architects
10 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Learning Units:
1.5 LU/ HSW

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About the Series:
Think Tank is an ongoing series of provocative conversations with leading architecture and interior design firms in the United States. Metropolis’s publisher and editor in chief, Susan S. Szenasy, leads discussions on design issues that center on human well-being, challenge current design thinking, and chart the way forward.

About Metropolis Magazine:
Metropolis is a national trade magazine for architects and designers that attracts a wide audience. It examines contemporary life through design—architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, social responsibility, planning, and preservation. Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to the objects we use every day. In the quest to show how richly designed our world can be, Metropolis explores economic, environmental, social, cultural, political, and technological contexts. As the world changes, Metropolis evolves with it, offering critical insight, authoritative analysis, and fresh ideas to astute and curious design professionals.