We are fiercely proud of the d.school’s Environments Collaborative, which is just putting the final touches on our new building. Led by Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, the group and its collaborators designed the d.school’s new space in Building 550. Since the d.school began five years ago, we have moved about every 18 months. The new space, which is intended to be a longer-term home, draws on five years of prototyping concepts for how collaborative teams might work together in four very different buildings.
“A few years ago (in the Sweet Hall days) we were trying to design our spaces to encourage students to move and change things,” Scott Witthoft said. “Now we find that those lessons have been learned – d.schoolers do all kinds of crazy things with the tools we give them – and we have had to design in a few more constraints to make Buiding 550 work well.”
Check out the video above for a quick virtual tour of our space, and some of the learnings that got us where we are now.
Now that building 550 is open, the Environments Collaborative will continue to learn from the way our space is used, and develop new prototypes for leading-edge innovation spaces. Scott and Scott will also hit the road to share some of their learnings and engage others working with space in similar, and hopefully radically divergent ways.