As the needs of faculty and students move further away from what buildings constructed in the 20th century can provide, universities have stretched their imaginations and budgets to develop improved learning environments to attract and retain students.
In a study of how educational spaces can best suit students, administrators and faculty, Knoll found that the chief factors contributing to the quality of teaching and the educational experience for students and faculty depends largely on three key factors:
- Flexibility of classroom space
- Ease of reconfiguration of classroom furniture
- Ease of reconfiguration of classroom technology