Smart strategy that connects people, programs, and places — on campus and online.

Together with our clients, we increase student success, improve research support, and enable staff productivity while making space and operations more efficient.

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Our clients

More than 70 colleges and universities have partnered with brightspot on over 120 projects to design practical, innovative strategies to transform the student, faculty, and staff experience.

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Smith College
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Virginia

See how we made a difference

Our work includes strategic planning and managing change, master planning spaces and operations, integrating student services, designing technology services, programming spaces and services, and transforming the student experience.

What people are saying

“What sets brightspot apart is their inventiveness and ability to tackle a complex problem that is not fully defined – by engaging stakeholders, doing powerful analysis, and bringing a variety of talents to bear.”
Richard Minturn, Senior Planner
Office of the Provost, University of Virginia
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Our perspective

Colleges and universities are facing unprecedented social, demographic, and technological shifts. Everything is changing, from how students learn and access services to how faculty teach and conduct their research to how staff work.

Adapting to the times while also becoming more diverse, accessible, sustainable, and accountable are challenges that every academic institution now faces as they transform the student, faculty, and staff experience. brightspot helps institutions meet these challenges with innovative tools, a proven process, and a talented team.