There has never been a greater choice of higher learning options available to prospective students. These include virtual courses that are growing in accessibility and reputation, while costing a fraction of physical campus attendance fees. To remain relevant, the traditional college environment must provide a compelling learning experience like no other.
In A Virtualized World, “Being There” Has To Compete Harder Than Ever
At Schmidt Associates, our Higher Education team knows from our extensive work with senior faculty and administrators that maintaining campus profile is a constant challenge. No academic institution can rest on its laurels, especially when there is increasing competition for student’s learning careers from lower cost options, notably virtualized distance learning. Being “On Campus” has to provide a range of experiences that are definitive, driving the sense that there is simply no substitute for “being there”.
Creating a true sense of place is of course about people and social interaction as well as academic study. But the quality of that interaction and the strength of sense of place are heavily dependent upon the built environment. At Schmidt Associates, our commitment to all our Higher Education clients is a unique architectural experience. Our professional passion is for the creation and development of spaces that are compelling, differentiated, and characterized by design solutions that nobody is going to find replicated on their next campus visit to another institution.
“More Than” Buildings
Our team fully embraces the concept of “more than” buildings on every campus we serve. For example, residence halls are “more than” places to sleep, they are social hubs where friendships are made and lifelong memories are forged. And lecture halls are “more than” auditoria for the passive absorption of knowledge’, they are true theaters, arenas for performance, places to challenge and stimulate educators and learners alike.
If you are seeking to create and sustain true spirit of place across your campus, talk to our dedicated Schmidt Associates’ Higher Education team. You’ll discover a proven creative and delivery resource. One that really knows the Higher Education space and its unique needs and has delivered signature campus buildings of great stature, in the state of Indiana. We believe we possess the experience to create and deliver the truly experiential learning space.