Collection by Allie Weiss

Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM


A panel at Dwell on Design NY will explore how tech-forward teaching and learning is changing how we conceptualize academic spaces. Joining the discussion is Colin Koop from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, who led the construction of The New School's University Center. Click through the slideshow to see the building, along with other educational spaces that Koop has helped transform.

The University Center of the New School, which opened in early 2014, includes a variety of energy-saving features.
A series of meandering stairways is meant to facilitate leisurely travel through the building.
The center added 375,000 square feet to The New School campus in the form of classrooms, a 800-seat auditorium, a...
Koop is the Senior Design Architect of the framework plan for Cornell NYC Tech, a new applied science university that...
SOM was responsible for a transformation of St. Albans School, a college preparatory school in Washington, D.C. The...
The design connected academic spaces with outdoor pathways and gathering spots.