University of Oregon Allen Hall
This expansion and renovation to the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) supports a culture of collaborative learning. Flexible spaces throughout the building, program area and the spaces in between were designed for various methods of teaching and learning, creating opportunity for formal and informal education. The “Digital Commons” a programmatic centerpiece, was conceived as a flexible studio-type, news room environment to accommodate individual, small team and entire class-based learning. Varied, flexible systems were designed to adapt to changing pedagogy and the constant evolution of the journalism and communication professions.