The Results Are In
An interesting article proves what Holabird & Root has known for some time now – creating connections between the inside and outside of a laboratory can enhance the overall student experience. The article, authored by David Van Wylen and Mary Walczak, provides data on the impact the St. Olaf College’s new Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences has had on students. Designed by Holabird & Root, the LEED Platinum certified Regents Hall is designed to create visual connections to spaces outside the laboratory, either interior or outdoor spaces. The article includes the results of student surveys that indicate students in Regents Hall enjoy coming to the laboratory more, are better able to stay focused, and are less anxious to leave the laboratory at the end of the lab session.
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