Learning Environments: Network of Learning

A Pattern Language, Christopher Alexander’s book that set out an alternative approach to architecture and planning, contains a series of patterns that deal specifically with education and learning. 18 Network of Learning This pattern advocates for decentralised learning that can become “congruent with the urban structure itself.” (Alexander 101) Criticism of the current model draws …

Knowledge / Institution: University of Manitoba – Research + SmartPark

Overview: University of Manitoba as a corporate model has expanded the research into many practical areas. Has a long history of leading the innovative research in agriculture, medicine and engineering, the university receives funding from various sources include Federal, Provincial government and state corporations, as well as companies and manufactures. Smart Park provide expandable spaces for research …

Case Study: Lethbridge University

The University Type: Suburban Campus Site Planning and Development: The university was housed in temporary facilities on the Lethbridge Junior College campus until the early1970s. Planning for a new campus started in July 1967, with UPACE (University Planning, Architecture and Consulting Engineering—a joint venture of three Toronto architectural firms) as the consultants. They were engaged …