Campus safety and security today is a multi-faceted concern. Behind obvious crime are silent precursors to a range of unsafe behaviors. There is not much happiness; yet happiness is a central criterion of positive mental health, crucial to student safety on campus.
Thinking this way asks different questions. It should influence project performance goals and add value– do you have a building, or do you have a spatial experience that truly contributes to student safety, well-being, productivity, innovation, academic achievement and happiness?
As designers of environments for higher education, we have a responsibility to our clients and those who will inhabit them to achieve a happy campus. Here are three ways to start.
Read the full article in School Construction News.