Sasaki attends EDGE conference in New Delhi, India
This month Romil Sheth, urban designer, and Caitlyn Clauson, strategic campus planner, attended the EDGE Conference in New Delhi, India. The conference focused on emerging directions in global education with an emphasis on creating strategic and planning frameworks for new universities in India.
Romil presented at the conference on a panel titled "Creating Campuses for Dynamic Learning," which focused on relationships between pedagogy and physical design and the importance of creating an integrated, student-oriented campus environment. Using case studies from Sasaki's work at Singapore University of Technology and Design and the Universidad del Istmo, Guatemala (pictured), Romil presented a case for creating dynamic campus environments with pedagogical structures that break down traditional silos of learning by introducing buildings and spaces—indoor and outdoor—that facilitate both structured and spontaneous group and peer learning.
The new campus of Universidad del Istmo is located in the rapidly growing community of Santa Isabel near Guatemala City, Guatemala. The 49-hectare site is situated on a beautiful hillside and valley....