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Issue No. 3Higher Education


The COVID-19 pandemic will influence decisions across the higher education sector for years to come, putting adaptability, technology and resilience to the test. In many cases, it’s reinforced trends already coming to bear, including hybrid learning models and the demand for hubs that cater for a range of subjects, teaching styles and study preferences.

Here we explore the future of university design, with insight from chancellors, directors, students, Makers and more on how to create more sustainable building stock, attract the best talent and enrich the campus experience – all within the confines of shrinking budgets.

We also examine the growing crossover between commercial and education design, which takes in new conversations around dwell time and the importance of high-quality amenities and social spaces.

Produced in collaboration with Future Places Studio