Ennead's work on Princeton University's Environmental Studies and The School of Engineering and Applied Science was presented at Tradeline’s conference and recently covered in the article “Princeton Employs Kit-of-Parts Approach to New Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex” which explains how leveraging modularity can create flexible, collaborative environments to support unique learning cultures. The project, which is currently under construction, co-locates the departments of Environmental Studies (ES) and School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) in state-of-the-art buildings which are stitched into the existing campus circulation network to promote connectivity.
“How to create spaces that respond to the unique needs of multiple user groups while still remaining inherently flexible is an issue that universities and architects deal with all the time,” says Emily Kirkland, Associate Principal, Ennead Architects. “This project involves five major groups, and the same system really works for each. It’s the perfect example of how to take standards and modules and not end up with something generic, but instead produce spaces that are tuned to different groups in flexible buildings capable of evolution.”
Read the full Tradeline article here.