5 of the most innovative student common areas in the US
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Bored of outdated furniture and beanbags?

Lately, design and innovation has swept over student common areas in the US.

Foldable bookcases and innovative storage cabinets are sparking huge trends. Source: Giphy

Here are five examples of design innovation in action…

Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture – Scottsdale

Did you know that students at this school of architecture get to build their own shelter in the Sonoran desert?

Perhaps one of the quirkiest common areas, here’s an example of their student-built shelter where community meetings take place!

Parsons School of Design – New York


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readingoutsideinthecourtyard! SPRING!

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With simple yet practical chill out structures dotted around campus, Parsons provides relaxed common areas for students to enjoy.

Established in 1919, design has always been at the heart of student engagement here.

Rice University – Houston

At the Moody Center for the Arts, common areas are transformed into public art spaces for both Rice students and the general public to admire.

Blurring the boundaries between art and design, this is a common space not to be missed!

Hub Madison – Wisconsin


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Spring has sprung! ‘Tis the season for courtyard volleyball 🏐

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Accommodation for University of Wisconsin students includes a fitness centre, yoga studio, outdoor grilling areas and courtyard, a media room and lounge, bike storage, golf simulator, sauna and spa for all to use!

Acknowledging what it takes for students to de-stress in the modern age, the hub encompasses all the living and entertainment essentials.

Aspen Heights – North Carolina 

Want to live the American dream in North Carolina?

If so, Aspen Heights is the ideal location.

With a pool serving as the common area, you’re not confined to small student rooms with a few sofas and sad decoration. Instead, you’ll enjoy your university experience in the Californian sunshine by this beautiful poolside!

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