The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) hosts its 52nd annual conference, SCUP-52, July 8 - 12 in Washington, D.C. HGA invites you to The Happy Campus: a look at how design and nature can alleviate student stress and better support learning.
The Happy Campus: Designing Campuses that Reduce Stress and Improve Learning
July 10, 2017 | 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
- William Browning, Founding Partner, Terrapin Bright Green
- Celine Larkin, Urban Design and Planning, HGA Architects, Engineers and Planners
Students' experience of college life and ability to learn can suffer from poor health, stress, depression, sleep deprivation, and anxiety. Recent research reveals that planning and design can yield positive results for health and wellness. We will describe how our new understanding of our physiological and psychological relationship with our environment can be applied to campus planning, design, and architecture to improve daily experience, support resiliency, and ameliorate many negative health effects.