May 25, 2021

Knoll Whitepaper: Flexible Workspaces in Higher Education Settings

Designing Experiences

There may have been no other setting that was more fundamentally impacted by Covid than college campuses—primarily because not only are they a center of learning, but also a residence to countless students and a workplace for large numbers of staff and professionals.

Since spring of 2020, institutions of higher learning have reimagined their physical settings as well as their curricula in myriad ways, factoring in both in-person and remote learning and working with a wide range of the “in between.” But in actuality, much of this campus workplace evolution was already in place, as leadership had worked to keep up with a shifting landscape, emerging technology and the greater mobility it brought, long before the pandemic changed the work model and population density of the campus community.

As part of their Hybrid Work Discussion Series, Knoll convened workplace leaders across North America for peer-to-peer discussion around the changing workplace and the impacts of Covid-19.

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Elliot Felix, Founder and CEO brightspot strategy

Mike Carmagnola, Director of Project Management and Construction Services University of Texas, Austin

Adem Gusa, Assistant Director of Planning and Design Duke University

Peter Hirst, Senior Associate Dean Executive Education at the Sloan School at MIT

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