2019 LSC National Colloquium

November 1 -3, 2019

Kansas City Airport Marriott and Missouri Innovation Campus

This will be an opportunity for academics with experience and responsibility for shaping spaces for learning to join with architects to explore what is known about planning spaces for learning and what audacious questions should drive planning into the future.


Permeability: A Driver of Change and Cutting-edge Learning Spaces

LSC Session at the SCUP 2019 Annual Conference

Washington State Convention Center | Seattle, WA
July 17, 2019
9:00 AM– 2:45 PM


LSC Research Initiative Meeting: Why Spaces Matter

The Learning Spaces Collaboratory Research Initiative: Why Spaces Matter meeting will take place at HHMI Headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on Tuesday, January 29, through Thursday, January 31, 2019.

(By invitation only)


Using Planning for Learning Spaces as an Institutional Change Lever: Multiple Perspectives

The HED’s Up session is structured around four campus stories about how to use planning for assessing learning spaces as a lever for institutional change.

LSC session at the AAC&U annual meeting.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 10:30-11:45 AM


LSC Roundtable 2.0 – The New School

June 22, 2019

We invite you to join us for an LSC Roundtable on the Future of Learning Spaces to be held at The New School (NYC) on Saturday, June 22, 2019. This will be an opportunity for a select group of academics with experience and responsibility for shaping spaces for learning to join with a small group of architects to explore what is known about planning spaces for learning and what audacious questions should drive planning into the future.

The Roundtable is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will be a true roundtable, an informal discussion in which those gathered in the round share and advance collective vision.


LSC Roundtable 2.0 – James Madison University

May 10, 2019

East Campus in the ISAT/CS building, Room 259
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Revolutionary Space: How Physical Environments Shape Identity, Equity, and Knowledge Production

November 9, 2018

Physical environments shape us and we shape them in return. The lack of equity in the field of Architecture itself and the settler colonialism and historical white supremacy of physical environments in the U.S. have meant that conversations in Gender and Identity Studies about design are rare.

National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference


LSC Roundtable 2.0 – Northwestern University

April 26, 2019

Northwestern University
Mudd Library, Room 2210
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The 2019 Series of Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) Roundtables are designed to focus on the future of planning 21st century learning spaces for 21st century learners. LSC Roundtables bring together researchers, planners, architects, higher education administrators, faculty and students for conversations around key questions that shift perspectives, create common understanding, and suggest new approaches.

This LSC Roundtable at Northwestern University will address two issues.

  • Inclusive learning spaces: Identifying the principles and values around equity and inclusivity that we desire to engender in learning spaces and understand how those principles and values translate into key characteristics, features, and measures.
  • Ecosystems for learning spaces: Seeking to understand the way stakeholders, planners, administrators, faculty, and students collaborate in planning, implementing, and providing continuing support for a campus-wide ecosystem of innovative spaces for learning.


LSC Post-conference Roundtable: CNI Fall 2018 Membership Meeting

December 12, 2018


LSC Meeting Archives


LSC Roundtable 2.0 – Trinity University

November 3, 2018

San Antonio, Texas


An LSC National Zoom Conference on Assessment

August 1, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT


With this Zoom Conference we introduce a new LSC initiative: focusing on exploring and analyzing and documenting data and stories about spaces that make a difference, about planning processes that make a difference. This Zoom Conference will give an overview of the why, the who, and the how of assessment. Brief comments will be made about what we know about  particular learning experiences and spaces, as well as particular planning strategies. Further comments will be made about what we need to know.  This Zoom conference will be facilitated by the LSC Assessment Leadership Task Force.


LSC Roundtable Focusing on Accommodating Project-based Learning

June 20, 2018
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

In collaboration with the 2018 Institute on Project-Based Learning

The Institute on Project-Based Learning draws on over 40 years of experience integrating project-based initiatives into undergraduate education including classroom projects in a wide range of disciplines, projects in the first year, major capstone projects, community-based projects, and study abroad projects. Project-based learning offers students real-world opportunities to research issues, think critically, gain new perspectives, solve problems, and develop written and oral communication skills all within the framework of a team environment and guided by engaged and involved faculty.


LSC Roundtable on Focusing on Classrooms and Formal Learning Spaces – Stanford University

June 19, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Stanford University

This Stanford Roundtable will focus on a particular spatial type—classrooms and formal learning environments.  It will be of interest to planners, architects, educators, and users with the challenge or opportunity to design, use, assess classrooms and formal learning spaces.


Broadening the Discussion: Shaping a Campus as an Ecosystem of Spaces for Making

March 22-24, 2018


Planning the Learning Spaces for Tomorrow: LSC Session at AAC&U’s Network for Academic Renewal Conference


Envisioning Fine Arts Spaces for the Future


The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive

January 10, 2018