Medgar Evers College
The Medgar Evers College Collaborative Research Project focuses on higher education spaces outside the classroom and on data collected via field research. The project is exploring how the design of campus spaces can support student-faculty relationships and student retention; ways of using social science methods to better understand the values and culture of higher education environments; and how such spaces contribute to advancing common goals of the campus community.
To link physical spaces and social transformation, the research team is taking several steps, including engaging students as researchers, undertaking ethnographic fieldwork, and making impact evaluations of the physical and procedural changes to the space associated with the study.
- AIA NYVice President’s Citation for Design Excellence
Select Publications & Interviews
- Interiors + Sources | Data, Design & Diversity: Informal Spaces and Social Inclusion on an Urban Campus