The New York Times recently profiled the rise of 'innovation campuses' at higher education institutions.
"Can architecture spur creativity? Universities are investing in big, high-tech buildings in the hope of evoking big, high-tech thinking."
The Experiential Engineering Building at Wichita State University is included among the buildings profiled in the article. The building is financed via grants to Kansas universities to produce more engineering graduates in a state where aviation and energy are top industries.
The Wichita State project is just one of many innovation-related facilities Perkins+Will has designed on college and university campuses. Other projects include the Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University, the Neuroscience Engineering Collaborative at Wright State University, and the Innovation Square Vision Plan for the University of Florida.