We design dynamic centers for academic and student life. Each conveys a welcoming identity and creates an enriching environment for student growth and development inside and outside of the classroom. Our educational spaces are driven by the logic of the program and informed by current thinking about academic models and by the conviction that they must promote interaction and collaboration and foster a larger sense of institutional community. They foster successful implementation of new pedagogical techniques, such as the flipped classroom, and technological advances. They establish and strengthen connections between faculty and students by introducing a variety of informal spaces that function as connective tissue, promoting social and academic interchange. They excel at unifying areas of focused program with interdisciplinary and community space where students and teachers come together to exchange ideas.