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Rethinking the Faculty Workplace

In the wake of the pandemic, higher education institutions faced a unique challenge: how to maintain their academic mission while keeping their faculty and staff safe. One solution was to pivot to remote work, with faculty working from their homes. While this approach had benefits, it also revealed... [Read More]

2022 Year in Review

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How Does Classroom Design Affect the Learning Experience?

Traditional teaching methods are evolving. Project-based learning, flipped classrooms and a prevalence of technology are the norm. Higher education design affects student learning, so it’s important to design a space that matches twenty-first-century learning styles. This is the logic driving user... [Read More]

Lowering Student Anxiety with Design

Student anxiety saw an increase of around 20% over the last 10 years. Without a doubt, there are many factors that lead to higher levels of anxiety in students, and it’s important to consider all of them when searching for solutions. The design of the higher education built environment can be a... [Read More]

What Do Declining Lumber Prices Mean for Campus Design?

The extremely volatile swings in lumber over the past year alone have pushed the average price of a new single-family homes up more than $18,600, according to the National Association of Homebuilders. But homeowners aren’t the only ones feeling the heat. Many new higher education projects were put... [Read More]

The Impact of Furniture in Higher Education

A typical college or university campus is built to last for about a century. Programs and curricula can change in that time. Is it possible to accommodate these changes without making dramatic physical changes to the campus itself? Yes! The creative use of flexible furniture can be an economical... [Read More]

Integrating Outdoor Environments in Higher Education Design

Outdoor learning spaces are gaining lots of traction in higher education design. Growing recognition of the sizable benefits linked with time spent outdoors is driving this integration and use of outdoor classrooms, labs, art spaces, and more. Outdoor experiences promote everyone’s health and... [Read More]

Giving Back in 2021

CMBA proudly supported the following organizations in 2021: [Read More]

Interior Design for Student Growth

Interior design can have an incredible impact on your state of mind. Considering this fact, we want to discuss what higher education design can learn from what office design has already been doing to increase satisfaction and productivity in the workplace. The distinction between institutional... [Read More]

Driving Higher Education Student Success with Collaboration

When we think about the higher education facilities of the next century and beyond, the conversation turns to collaborative spaces. [Read More]