Student success is of course one of the very foundations of campus reputation and prestige. And if nothing succeeds like success, then nothing has a greater impact on the likelihood of that success than environment.
What Students Learn And Where They Learn – Inextricably Linked To How Well They Learn.
If the medium is the message, then the environment is the learning experience. And today’s undergraduate and graduate students probably place more demands on their environment than at any time in the history of higher education. The highest standards of physical comfort are taken as read. The bar is set high for the widest possible range of sports facilities. The sociability of a social media age needs spaces to recognize, facilitate and encourage social exchange.
A campus that is capable of competitively delivering against all these demands is, increasingly, a fundamental requirement. But a truly successful campus environment must be more than an agreeable extended vacation venue. How can design of the built environment drive student success as measured at its moment of truth – rewarding learning journeys and real academic achievement? For the Schmidt Associates Higher Education team, the answer lies in a combination of aesthetics and technology that only an impassioned and integrated group of professionals can deliver.
Buildings That Perform Outstandingly Foster Outstanding Performance
Our design aesthetic boosts “pride of campus” through architecture that reinforces students’ sense of being in a unique place. Our practical skills and technology expertise ensure that a unique place delivers a unique and success-focused learning experience. That can mean a medical or dental school capable of providing cutting-edge clinical simulations for enhanced learning. It can mean laboratories that already accommodate the information requirements of the future, so that today’s students enjoy an environment for unlimited personal learning progression. Or it can mean a community college that has become the benchmark for exemplary accessibility and sustained achievement.
Whatever the specific criteria of achievement you set for your campus, talk to our Schmidt Associates’ Higher Education team about how your built environment can enhance student success.