In December, 2011, the University Libraries published the first volume of The Journal of Learning Spaces, a new peer-reviewed, open access title that provides a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum on all aspects of learning space design, operation, pedagogy, and assessment. In celebration of this achievement, we have invited Interior Architecture professor, Patrick Lee Lucas to discuss learning spaces from a design perspective.
Join us at 4 pm on Thursday, January 26 in the Maple Room, EUC for Dr. Lucas's talk: "SPACES THAT LEARN : LEARNING SPACES."
Dr. Lucas describes, "As repositories of knowledge, libraries expand and contract as media and user needs shift over time. According to architect Stewart Brand, institutional buildings have the most restriction in their form and the greatest opportunity for adaptability as a a result. In this presentation, I will trace the evolution of libraries as learning spaces, and offer a perspective on the latest trends in learning space design."