Incorporating the student voice into building design

October 20, 2016

Universities across Canada are turning to students to lead the design of new buildings and common spaces, reports Nelly Bouevitch for the Globe and Mail. Bouevitch notes that the move comes at a time when many schools need to upgrade aging campus infrastructure that was built forty to fifty years ago. Student governments are reportedly seizing the opportunity with great enthusiasm, “holding open halls, passing funding referendums and inviting executive presentations from developers vying to make students’ campus dreams a reality.” The article chronicles how some universities and their students are using design collaboration to ensure that students’ voices are expressed within the very fabric of university campuses. Globe and Mail