With specialized expertise and their eyes on the future, these people stand out in their ability to design spaces that inspire and connect people. Join us in congratulating Treanor’s new associate principals.
Treanor Student Life Blog/News
There are spaces that just naturally attract students. They’re comfortable, multifunctional, easy to access and a hallmark of the residential campus experience. It’s this type of accessible community space that inspired Starbucks’ living room approach, and that has become the center of many urban planning efforts.
More and more, it’s this quality of place that well-designed residence hall social spaces, student unions, libraries and outdoor courtyards hope to achieve — flexible, hybrid spaces that are vibrant, attractive, well-used anchors of student life, relationship building and community engagement.
Treanor Architects participated in the inaugural Topeka Canstruction competition on Saturday, May 31.
When designing campus residences, it's easy to get caught up in location, room design and amenities. Yet just as important is the wealth of research that shows us how buildings can help students develop the sense of connection and community identity they need to thrive.
Engaging students on campus has much to do with programmatic decisions, but a physical environment that is designed to help students connect advances the sense of community and makes programming more effective. (click the pdf above for the entire article)