Future University – Edge Zones
February 5, 2013 – 6:47 pm | Comments Off on Future University – Edge Zones

I’ve been thinking a bit about the future of the university, and it seems to me that a new model may be emerging, one that has something of the traditional sanctuary of a place of learning, but that innovatively engages communities, both local and international. There will, of course, have to be those preserves where students and teachers can contemplate their experience and learn together, but there must also be what, for the moment, one might think of as an edge zone where interactions of many kinds might take place.

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Third Places: The Café Work Culture
September 16, 2010 – 2:47 pm | Comments Off on Third Places: The Café Work Culture
Third Places: The Café Work Culture

Third places have emerged as a viable alternative to working at home. Mobile workers are attracted to the social interaction as an antidote to the relative isolation of home. The appropriation of, social or ‘third places’ as an alternative to the traditional ‘second place’ office as a work setting is a rapidly growing phenomenon.

Sprint Digital Lounge
September 13, 2010 – 3:13 pm | Comments Off on Sprint Digital Lounge
Sprint Digital Lounge

Hybrid space is all around us and embedded in our everyday experiences. It is shaped by your interactions with technology in subtle but powerful ways. You are engaged in hybrid space while watching the morning …

Anderson Porter Design
September 8, 2010 – 4:09 pm | Comments Off on Anderson Porter Design
Anderson Porter Design

In 2008 Anderson Porter Design engaged iconic photographer Elsa Dorfman to shoot a portrait to commemorate the return of our design practice to Cambridge.

Life Space – challenges to innovation
August 30, 2010 – 5:01 pm | 4 Comments
Life Space – challenges to innovation

Rapidly changing research practices at private biopharmaceutical companies, university and hospital research institutions and other emerging life science enterprises present a broad variety of work challenges to building and maintaining appropriate facilities.