3 Ways to Create Flexible Spaces in Campus Design

For campuses trying to prioritize design while keeping costs down, flexible spaces can be the answer to how to furnish for different needs & stay under budget. Today’s colleges & universities have begun to blend uses that would have previously remained separate, which is why it’s more important than ever to bring flexibility into the design.

Here are three ways campuses are designing their spaces for more flexibility.


Let the people in the space do the work for you by avoiding static design. By furnishing spaces with pieces that can be rearranged, students are able to create the best fit for the situation. With the increase in blended uses, a space in a residence hall could be a study area, game room or dining area, depending on the need.

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2. Color Coding

Flexible spaces are great in theory, until your facility's employees are frustrated trying to put everything back at the end of the day. That’s why some ingenious campuses are using subtle color coding to make it easy to get chairs back where they belong. You can keep design open without a sofa wandering from one end of the building to another.
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3. Coordinated Areas

If there are spaces you want to tie to each other without using the same pieces, coordinated furnishings let you continue to use open design without disrupting continuity. Continue to build flexible, multi-purpose areas on campus, while keeping the beautiful design.

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If you’re looking to bring more contemporary design onto your campus, these three tips are a great place to start to build multi-use spaces.