The Evolution of Campus: A New Normal for Higher Education
What initially began as a listening exercise has blossomed into a framework for our practice and a driving force for sweeping change across the industry. Through candid conversations with staff, faculty, and students coast-to-coast, we identified a set of vulnerabilities and risks that, while part of higher education for many years, took on greater significance at the onset of COVID-19.
In the first phase of our research, we captured current realities facing institutions nationwide and proposed recommendations to overcome immediate challenges. Moving beyond the short-term, the team expanded its second phase of research to focus on long-term thinking that addresses the vulnerabilities we uncovered and the potential benefits of a new normal for higher education. It’s a continuing research initiative we call Evolution of CampusSM, a narrative we are writing in collaboration with institutions across the country.
I invite you to explore our findings from the second phase effort and partner with us to be a champion for real change in the industry.
More Action in 2022
The planet needs more than resolutions this New Year. Our employee-owners are proud to show the actions we’re taking to create a better world and elevate the human experience through design.
Designing with Empathy for Dignity
Even though justice and healthcare designers deliver different building types, the process through which they are delivered has more commonalities than differences.
Accessible Design Awareness
When awarded DLR Group’s Personal Development Grant, Amanda Collen created a design exhibit immersing the public in the everyday challenges experienced by people with disabilities.
Reconnect: Design Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World
DLR Group's Kirby Zalameda, design director in our Dubai studio, leads a discussion on design strategies for a post-pandemic world.
Hospitality Design: Incorporating Wellness & Health
DLR Group Associate Henrique Dias, design director in our Dubai studio, leads a discussion on hospitality design in today's global climate.