Awkward, disconnected, chilly spaces keep conversations to a minimum. A well-designed university makes room for people to share ideas across generations
University campuses are intended as social spaces, yet their design often sends out the opposite message. Designers go for unusual shapes in an attempt to portray youth and vibrancy, but these can result in oddly proportioned spaces that are difficult to use. Bright colours, liberally splashed about to make areas seem lively, can feel jarring, and soon date.