HLM shared its expertise at the inaugural Education Buildings Scotland conference this week at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
HLM Associate Director, Lucy Plumridge, chaired a panel discussion focusing on ‘Building Universities for the Future.’ The presentation explored how new approaches to primary education including forest schools and peer group learning are influencing higher education buildings and what a campus of 2030 might look like.
Lucy discussed HLM’s work in developing innovative education spaces, such as the University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews, using forward-thinking concepts and elements including biophilic designs.
Patrick Clark, HLM Architectural Director, also shared his expertise within the educational sector, including international exemplars that have been researched by HLM. He showcased how new designs can help prepare students for a changing workplace.
Attendees at Education Buildings Scotland also had a chance to use virtual reality technology to explore the new Learning and Teaching HUB at the University of Glasgow designed by HLM.
HLM recognises the increasingly important role of technology in enhancing the student experience. New pedagogy methods have been explored with technology playing a significant part in the way the existing spaces have been reconfigured. The traditional classroom format can no longer be a one-size-fits-all approach.
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