Norm Asbjornson Hall – A&E Design featured in Tradeline’s monthly publication
The innovation of educational spaces requires the innovation of educational processes.
This notion is understood by Montana State University and A&E Architects. As the professional landscape of engineering evolves, so must the educational processes of how the discipline is taught by teachers and experienced by students. Inspired by the bold vision of MSU alumnus, Norm Asbjornson, the University aims to transform how students learn by providing a new hands-on learning environment, reflective of the evolving pedagogy.
Creating a physical space that encourages free flowing discourse and investigation at every level requires exceptional design. A&E, partnered with ZGF Architects, designed the Norm Asbjornson Hall in congruence with its namesake’s intent, ultimately creating a working building that harbors and promotes creative energy and collaboration at every turn.
The Norm Asbjornson Hall is an inventive and dynamic center, featuring not only classrooms and laboratories, but also maker spaces, project display areas, and an Inspiration Hall for presentations. With maximum flexibility, this innovative space supports project-based and team-based learning opportunities – A space where learning is owned by students who are empowered by an environment promoting fearless critical thinking and creative freedom.
Earlier this year, Dusty Eaton, A&E, and Todd Stine, ZGF, presented the Norm Asbjornson Hall at the Tradeline College and University Science and Engineering Facilities Conference in San Diego. Due to their presentation’s top rating, the stand-out project was selected as a feature story in Tradeline’s monthly publication. The article applauds the design team and process for transforming the way engineering students are taught through cutting edge learning spaces.
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