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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Interior Design

First Advisor

Camden Whitehead


Create a place for learning Develop an interior system that addresses the under utilized spaces in existing higher education schools directed towards distance learning Design a place for one and a place for few, within a place for many Traditional classroom/school environments were developed around a specific program that addresses the needs of a teacher-class environment. Distance learning programs are introducing a new approach to higher education and require a new approach to learning environments. The goal of this project is to understand the development of the traditional classroom environment in order to assess the changes that need to be made in order to design a space that addresses the needs of a new learning environment. The study of the technical challenges, as well as the flow and circulation of distance learning classrooms will create a platform for change. Efficiency and effectiveness are the key ideas in developing this new program. Classrooms that are used for a variety of purposes need to be considered in a new way. By studying the daily functions of these new learning environments we will find ways to re-invent existing spaces that can adapt to the students, their needs, and the financial benefits for the administration that take advantage of the available resources.


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Date of Submission

May 2009