Concept Drawing
Applied Technology Campus Expansion

Program Impact

Why does Northeastern need this project?
Collaboration Space

A collaborative environment to foster student success

Recent studies in education support the concept that learning environments conducive to relationship building contribute to high rates of student success. Colleges and universities today deliberately design spaces in which students in different programs or majors can easily mingle, socialize and collaborate with one another (as well as with faculty and staff).

At Northeastern, each of the ATC campus programs are now physically siloed, which severely limits opportunities for student-to-student and student-faculty interaction. The design of the new campus features centralized administrative offices, a single, consolidated resource library, and a program-agnostic “lounge” area where all students can study, eat lunch, socialize and/or collaborate. All of the Northeastern CTE programs have common interwoven principles, so a given student’s experience will have commonality with peers in different programs. Finally, the new campus will feature a virtual classroom to allow Northeastern instructors to conduct classes in a polysynchronous format. This provides options for students to learn in person, remotely, and/or to view or return to a recorded lecture when needed. This is a campus designed for student success.