Improving Informal Learning Spaces through Biophilic Design By Irene Nigaglioni, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP, BD+C
Learning environments should be nurturing, inspiring and motivating, while also providing an appropriate backdrop for learning; however, this may not always be the case as some learning activities may be stressful for students. In addition, learning spaces are not always designed to make students feel comfortable.
In this age of “anywhere, anytime” learning, locker-lined hallways are learning deterrents, and the desire for more collaborative learning experiences is creating the need for open areas where students feel safe, supported, inspired and motivated.
Biophilic design can bring informal learning spaces to life...